Headless horsemen, phantom figures and a wedding day massacre will all be featured in our brand new Dark Duart tour! This weekend, magnificent Duart Castle on the Isle of Mull will provide the atmospheric backdrop for hidden history and haunting tales. The team at Mostly Ghostly Tours are thrilled to bring you Dark Duart – a brand new storytelling event – which will launch on Friday 20th October, just after the official season close, giving guests an exclusive chance to explore the castle.
The ancient seat of the Clan Maclean once witnessed (or was connected with) many dark acts featuring episodes of murder, betrayal and brutality. We plan to run three Dark Duart tours, spotlighting the castle’s fascinating past as well as legends from all over Mull.
So how did this all come about? Back in December, we received a call from Duart Tearoom and Events Manager – Junelle Wilson – inviting us to work together on an event. Duart is a Scottish icon, a spectacular welcome for visitors and local folk approaching the Isle of Mull and steeped in enthralling history – we jumped at the chance!
We can’t wait to welcome guests to this remarkable Island fortress, before revealing a collection of thought-provoking stories. The tour will feature everything from a mysterious death omen to a blood-soaked wedding day, roadside apparitions to the famous case of Lady Campbell and her ordeal on Lady’s Rock…”
We asked Junelle for her thoughts on the new venture: ” We are very excited to be working together with Mostly Ghostly to bring this new and exciting event to Duart Castle. Their tours in Dumfries and Galloway caught our eye and we are very grateful that they are venturing further to share their ghostly tales of Mull. We are also taking this opportunity to showcase our passion for Island produce and food history by hosting a 3 course “Food History Buffet” along side Fridays tour. Guests will get to learn about the origins of some classic Scottish dishes whilst sampling all Mull has to offer. “
We’re aiming to present a dramatic insight into Duart’s history, bringing each tale alive in the castle’s atmospheric environs. But what of its ghosts – is this amazing Scottish castle haunted? We’ve discovered some curious encounters from staff and visitors and look forward to sharing these – it’ll be interesting to see if our guests report anything…
It’s a real pleasure to be working with the team at Duart Castle and we feel very proud to be complimenting their extensive events programme. We hope that by providing a new experience for lovers of history and the supernatural, we’ll encourage more visitors to this enchanting island.”
Dark Duart Weekend launches on Friday 20th October. Delicious Duart Food History Event at 6:30pm, Dark Duart Tour at 8pm. Dark Duart Tours at 4:30pm and 7:30pm.
*Main photo courtesy of Duart Castle