The images top right are from the Car Park
and of the Main Entrance to Duart Castle.
You can explore most of the rooms in the
Castle and walk around the Main Tower for great
views of the area and across to mainland
Duart Castle History
1200s - the earliest parts of Duart Castle
are said to have been built by Clan
1350? - Lachlan Lubanach Maclean, 5th Clan
Chief, married Mary MacDonald, daughter of John
MacDonald of Islay, Lord of the Isles. The
father of Mary granted them Duart Castle and
1511 - Hector Odhar, 9th Chief of Clan
Maclean, died at the Battle of
Flodden alongside King James IV of Scotland
as they fought the English.
1520? - Lachlan Cattanach, 11th Chief of
Clan Maclean, was accused of trying to murder
his wife Cathrine Campbell as she was unable to
have children. Lachlan was murdered the
following year, said to be by Cathrine's
brother, Sir John Campbell of Cawdor.
1647 - during the English Civil War (1642 -
1651) Duart Castle was attacked by Government
troops of Clan Campbell. Clan MacLean,
supporting the Royals, held out at Duart Castle
for some time, then pushed the Campbell's back
off the Island.
1653 - after Oliver Cromwell had taken
control of the British Government, his forces
were attacking the last remaining Clans loyal
to the King. Cromwell had ships sent to attack
Duart Castle, but the Maclean's had fled by the
time they arrived.
1691 - after Sir John Maclean of Duart had
fought with the Jacobite's in the First
Rebellion, Archibald Campbell led the
Government forces that took control of Duart
lands and demolished the Castle.