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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Argyll Bespoke Car Tours

Argyll Bespoke Car Tours provide privately escorted, tailor made tours of Argyll, the West Highlands and to other parts of Scotland, with itineraries created...

7 Dunadd View
Bridgend
Kilmicheal Glassary
PA31 8QA

Tel: +44 (0)7511 852245

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CHARTS (Culture Heritage & Arts Assembly, Argyll & Isles)

CHARTS is a growing network of artists, makers, producers and spaces, who value creativity and the impact it has on individuals, communities and visitors to...

c/o Mackay & Co CA
120 George Street
Oban
PA34 5NT

Tel: 01499 305 055

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Beagle Cruises

We take individual and groups of up to six on sailing / activity holidays from Tighnabruaich around the greater Clyde area stopping at fascinating local attr...

Head Office - Dunmar
Tighnabruaich
Argyll
PA21 2EA

Tel: 01700 811317 / 07899825149

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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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Wild at Art Ltd

Our immersive creative experiences combine art workshops with handpicked accommodation and eateries, visits to galleries and exhibitions, and more. Develop y...

Wild at Art Ltd
1 Craigard, North Campbell Road
Innellan
Dunoon
Argyll
PA23 7SB

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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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Argyll Safaris

Rab is passionate about Argyll, it\'s landscape, culture and heritage. With 60 medieval castles, 32 clan seats, 1256 Neolithic standing stones, it is the bir...

Rughriach
Old Shore Road
PA37 1PT

Tel: 07760880757

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Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

Situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountain and forest, Ardkinglas Estate covers about 4800 hectares.

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Ardkinglas Estate Office
The Square, Cairndow
Argyll
PA26 8BG

Tel: 01499 600261

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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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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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