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TITLE
Castle Duart
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_98
PLACENAME
Duart Castle
DISTRICT
Mull
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Torosay
DATE OF IMAGE
1874
PERIOD
1600s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30920
KEYWORDS
Duart Castle
Mull
castles
clans
Macleans
Castle Duart

Duart Castle stands on a peninsular overlooking the Sound of Mull, 2 miles (3km) south east of Craignure. It was built around the 13th century and belonged to the chief of the clan Maclean. The castle was confiscated from the Macleans for supporting the Jacobites, and handed over to the Campbell Earls of Argyll in 1691. It was abandoned after 1745 and left to become a ruin. In 1911, the 26th chief Fitzroy Maclean acquired the castle and began rebuilding it to its present state as a home of the clan chiefs.
This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed.by John S. Keltie

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Castle Duart

ARGYLL: Torosay

1600s

Duart Castle; Mull; castles; clans; Macleans

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Duart Castle stands on a peninsular overlooking the Sound of Mull, 2 miles (3km) south east of Craignure. It was built around the 13th century and belonged to the chief of the clan Maclean. The castle was confiscated from the Macleans for supporting the Jacobites, and handed over to the Campbell Earls of Argyll in 1691. It was abandoned after 1745 and left to become a ruin. In 1911, the 26th chief Fitzroy Maclean acquired the castle and began rebuilding it to its present state as a home of the clan chiefs. <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 1' ed.by John S. Keltie