Inveraray

Scotland's Adventure Coast

Established in 1745 by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, head of the Clan Campbell, Inveraray is the traditional county town of Argyll with stunning Georgian architecture which overlooks the water of Loch Fyne.

Inveraray Castle, the home of Clan Campbell and the current Duke of Argyll, is one of Inveraray's main attractions.

Inveraray Jail is a unique award-winning living museum, where costumed guides tell stories of former inmates and visitors can get actively involved in the experience by trying out some of the punishment methods used or experience the excitement of a trail in the courtroom.

Dun na Cuaiche watchtower sits above Loch Fyne and is known as the stone guardian of Inveraray. The viewpoint dates back to the 18th Century and provides staggering views of Loch Fyne, the town and the castle.

A trip to Inveraray isn't complete without visiting Cairndow's Ardkinglas Estate and gardens, which is home to the well-known Gruffalo Trail- perfect for families and for an educational visit to Auchindrain, a farming township, just a few miles south of the town, that has been carefully preserved to showcase true highland history and heritage.

Just a few miles south of Inveraray you will find Arrochar, a small town well-known for its Arrochar Alps and Rest & Be Thankful rest place with one of the best views in the world.

Gaelic in Scotland

The indigenous language of Argyll contains great richness of expression.  Here we have shared a phrase from local Gaelic poetry about Inveraray.

Iain MacPhàidein

Fhuair mi mo leannan am Bail’ Inbhir Aora (I found my sweetheart in Inveraray Town)

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Artmap Argyll

Artmap Argyll is a network of Artists who work across Argyll, from Kintyre in the south, up to Ballachulish in the north and out to the Isle of Tiree. Our me...

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Lochgilphead
PA31 8RU

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The George Hotel

The George Hotel 1860 is a lively and romantic, award winning hotel, restaurant and bar which has been family owned and run since 1860 - providing quality an...

1 Main Street East,
Inveraray
Argyll
PA32 8TT

Tel: 01499 302111

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Heathery Heights

Heathery Heights offers bespoke guided walks and tailored outdoor experiences for individuals and small groups across Argyll & the Isles. With so much on...

Head Office, Heathery Heights
Upper Erskine
Manse Brae
PA31 8QZ

Tel: 07899 765240

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The Tartan Road

Working all over Argyll & the Isles, we create luxury Scottish holidays tailored exclusively for each client. Specialising in self-drive and chauffeured...

Head Office, Lora Villa
Connel
Oban
PA37 1PD

Tel: +44 (0)1631 402 066

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Blarghour Farm Cottages

On Blarghour Farm by lovely Loch Awe, we offer four self-catering holiday cottages of individual character sleeping 2 – 6 people, each enjoying its own splen...

South Loch Awe-side
By Dalmally
Argyll
PA33 1BW

Tel: 07765 586351

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Inveraray Jail - Escape Room

Are you ready for an adventure that will transport you back in time, challenge your wit and immerse you in history like never before? Inveraray Jail is thril...

Inveraray Jail
Church Square
Inveraray
Argyll
PA32 8TX

Tel: 01499 302381

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Inveraray Jail

Experience the true stories of what life was like in Inveraray Jail for the men, women and children – some as young as seven – who were tried and locked up h...

Inveraray Jail
Church Square
Inveraray
Argyll
PA32 8TX

Tel: 01499 302381

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The Blue Cottage at Loch Awe

A 2-bed cottage in a private and tranquil setting, luxuriously appointed and affording spectacular views across Loch Awe and to Ben Cruachan beyond. Ideal fo...

The Blue Cottage
by Ardbrecknish
Dalmally
Argyll and Bute
PA32 1BH

Tel: +44(0)7740 984550

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CAIRNDOW

Lying in an idyllic setting at the head of Loch Fyne, near Inveraray and 'The Rest & Be Thankful'

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KILMARTIN GLEN

Considered to have one of the most important concentrations of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains in Scotland.

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LOCH AWE

Home to one of Scotland’s most photographed castles, the area also boasts the 140 year old unique St Conan’s Kirk.

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TARBET & ARROCHAR

Villages located in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National and gateway to the Argyll Forest Park.

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Inveraray on YouTube

Immerse yourself in all things Inveraray by watching our dedicated YouTube playlist for food and drink, activities and so much more!

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Planning your journey

Travel from Glasgow on the A82 along the west side of Loch Lomond, passing through Tarbet & Arrochar, and then onward to 'the Rest and Be Thankful,' and Cairndow before arriving in Inveraray.

You can travel onwards to Kilmartin Glen, Tarbert or Kintyre by car or bus.

Alternatively, travel via the A85 and then south after Dalmally to Inveraray, or go as far as Oban and then follow the A816 southwards to Kilmartin and onto Inveraray via Lochgilphead.

You can also catch ferry connections with Calmac ferries from either Arran or Cowal to Kintyre and then northwards to Tarbert and  Lochgilphead.

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