Silversea Expedition Cruises To ISLE OF MULL (Duart Castle)

ISLE OF MULL (Duart Castle)

An ancient stone castle on a remote rugged landscape evokes all sorts of fantasies, especially when approached from the sea. You can imagine mythical, romantic or historic tales as you approach or explore the Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull. The true stories may be just as good. The Isle of Mull is the second largest of the islands of the Inner Hebrides, after the Isle of Skye. The island has a mountainous core and several radiating promontories covered in moorland. View more

On one headland jutting into the Sound of Mull sits Duart Castle. It was originally built in the 13th century and soon became the ancestral home of the Clan Maclean. Control and ownership of the castle has changed hands over the centuries as broader conflicts for the Isle of Mull and Scotland played out. It was a ruin when the Maclean clan regained control by purchasing and restoring the castle in 1911. It is clan home for all the descendants of the family of Maclean spread throughout the world. There are stories of wrecks and treasure in the waters near Duart. The most evocative must be the wreck of a Spanish galleon in Tobermony Bay. This ship was part of the Spanish Amarda defeated by the English fleet and Atlantic storms, and the crew were taken to Duart Castle. The galleon is rumoured to have a treasure of gold bullion still waiting to be found. Zodiac travel may reveal other treasures. Hull is known for its European Otters and the majestic White-tailed Sea Eagle which has successfully re-colonised Hull after a long absence.

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LONGYEARBYEN To DUBLIN
  • Departure
    Aug 01 2022
  • Duration
    26 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Cloud
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REYKJAVIK To DUBLIN
  • Departure
    Aug 15 2022
  • Duration
    12 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Cloud
From US$ 8,910
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Excursions in ISLE OF MULL (Duart Castle)

Duart Castle

Standing proudly on a cliff top guarding the Sound of Mull, Duart Castle enjoys one of the most spectacular positions on the west coast of Scotland. Relive the past with a walk through the ancient keep, visit the dungeons where officers of Tobermory's Spanish Galleon were imprisoned and take a journey back through the ages in the exhibition of clan history, where many objects of historical interest are on display. In 1911 Sir Fitzroy Maclean repurchased and restored the castle, which is now occupied by Sir Lachlan Maclean, 28th chief of the clan Maclean.

Subject to availability, Sir Lachlan Maclean himself will offer welcome to his fabulous 400-year-old castle and home which is the clan seat. Explore the castle with a guide on hand to answer any questions.

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with Scottish shortbread or cake in the tearooms before rejoining the Zodiac back to the ship.

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“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.