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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 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

    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

      Auchindrain is the remains of the only "joint-tenancy" farm village that survived from the 16th century until 1967 including surviving the Clearances of the early 19th century. Very insightful and interesting.


  • 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.

      • Start Date: 10.09.16
    • Inveraray Traditional Highland Games

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

      • Start Date: 19.07.16
    • Inveraray Castle Bluebell Festival

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

      • Start Date: 01.05.16
  • 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.


    Self Catering Cottages in Inverary

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