House & Family History: Duart Castle was once part of a series of seven castles built by the clan chiefs of the west coast to communicate and warn each other of invasions by the English or the Vikings. Duart is the ancestral home of the Clan MacLean; the current lord is the 28th chief of the clan to occupy Duart.
House Listed: Category A
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Sir Lachlan Maclean, 12th Bt., Chief of Clan Maclean; Maclean family here since the 12th century.
Past Seat / Home of: Sir Allan Maclean, 3rd Bt., 17th century; Colonel Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 10th Bt., 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home