Inveraray

Inveraray is the classic 18th-century planned town (don't call it a village), with its straight wide streets and dignified Georgian houses, and enjoys the most stunning of settings, on the shores of Loch Fyne.

  • Local Visitor Attractions

    Inveraray Jail

    Restored Georgian jail and courthouse that is ideal for kids! Tons to see and het involved in. Interactive without any digital rubbish. Highly recommended.

    Inveraray Maritime Museum

    Small maritime museum on the Pier with a couple of interesting vessels to wander around: the Arctic Penguin, and the old victualling ship, the Puffer. Grand excursion for the kids and anybody with a little interest in maritime history.

    Argyll Adventure Inveraray

    Adventure centre south of Inveraray offering a tons of outdoor activities for age 4 and up. Kids can play paintball or laser tag from 6 and from 10 years. 

    Crarae Gardens

    Lovely garden beside Loch Fyne set in dramatic glen setting. Best times May and autumn but worth visiting any time. 

    Auchindrain Township

    Very complete reconstruction of a farm village on the site of a village that survived from the 16th century until 1967. Very insightful and interesting.

    Walks

    Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk at Inveraray Castle

    Steep walk from Inveraray Castle with views of surrounding countryside. Allow a n hour. 1.5 miles

    Local Sights & Activities for Inveraray

    Inveraray Castle

    One of Argyll's most famous castles, Inveraray has been the clan seat of the Campbells for centuries and is still the family home of the Duke of Argyll. The present neo-Gothic structure dates from 1745, and its main feature is the magnificent armoury hall, whose displays of weaponry were supplied to the Campbells by the British government to quell the Jacobite rebellion. The elaborately furnished rooms are also on display, as is the fascinating and troubled family history in the Clan room. There are extensive grounds with fine walks, particularly up to the hill-top folly. Apr-Jun, Sep-Oct Mon-Thu and Sat 1000-1300 and 1400-1745, Sun 1300-1745; Jul-Aug Mon-Sat 1000-1745, Sun 1300-1745. Tel. 302203.

    All Saints Church

    One sight which has great appeal is the Bell Tower of All Saints Church, which attracts campanologists from near and far to ring the second heaviest set of church bells in the world. It's worth a visit, not just to dangle from the end of a rope, but to climb the tower and admire the panoramic view of the town below. Mid-May to end-Sep daily 1000-1300 and 1400-1700

  • Inveraray Events

    Best of the West Festival

    Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for everyone, including a range of children's activities, horse riding, archery and survival skills to tire the kids out.

    Inveraray Highland Games

    Inveraray Highland Games start with a pipe band parade at 10.45am from the town centre. Free parking at Winterton Park. The games are well sign posted to Inveraray

    Inveraray Traditional Highland Games

    Traditional Highland games featuring sports events, piping, dancing cycling, wrestling and trade stalls.

    Inveraray Castle Bluebell Festival

    Enjoy the wonderful Bluebell displays in the woodlands of Inveraray Castle throughout May...

  • Inveraray Hotels & Accommodation

    There are several good hotels to choose from, such as the historic Argyll Hotel, Front St, Tel. 302466, Fax. 302389, formerly the Great Inn; or the Loch Fyne Hotel, just of town on the A83, Tel. 302148, Fax. 302348. Also good is the Fernpoint Hotel, Tel. 302170, Fax. 302366, a lovely Georgian house overlooking the loch; and the George Hotel, Tel. 302111.

    There's also lots of B&Bs in town, including Newton Hall, Main St, Tel. 302484, a converted church, open Mar-Dec; as well as a SYHA Youth HostelDalmally Rd, Tel. 302454, open mid-Mar to end-Oct; and a campsite, at Argyll Caravan Park, Tel. 302285, 2€ miles south of town on Loch Fyne, with excellent facilities.

     

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