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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Ocho Inveraray

Ocho Inveraray is proud to deliver only the freshest Seafood, Lunch, Brunch, Sandwiches and Cakes to all of our guests! Lovingly homemade on site, with an ev...

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Inveraray
PA32 8XA

Tel: 01499 305181

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Fyne Ales

We are excited to welcome visitors every day 10am-6pm for drinks in the Brewery Tap, sunny afternoons in the Brewery Courtyard beer garden and takeaway beer...

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Cairndow
Argyll
PA26 8BJ

Tel: 01499 600120

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Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Deli

From the rugged shores of Loch Fyne itself, Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd are dedicated to providing the world with Scotland’s finest seafood. Whether it be from our...

Clachan
Cairndow
PA26 8BL

Tel: +44 (0)1499 600482

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The Real Mackay Stovie Co

Our home roasted lamb stovies are made from our own blackface lambs which are born and reared on Stronmagachan Farm, a 2400 acre hill farm in Argyll.

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Stronmagachan Farm
Inveraray
PA32 8XJ

Tel: 07795 614581

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The Oystercatcher Otter Ferry

The Oystercatcher Otter Ferry is part of the wonderful 'Scotland's Secret Coast'. After a woodland and moor filed route along the 10-mile single-track road,...

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Tighnabruaich
Argyll
PA21 2DH

Tel: 01700 821229

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Wild Kabn Kitchen

At the Wild Kabn Kitchen, we are constantly exploring the connection between food, fire & nature with an aim of showcasing this unique relationship throughou...

Wild Kabn Kitchen
Ardkinglas Estate
The Greenhouse
PA26 8BG

Tel: 07427363182

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Campbell Coffee

Campbell Coffee is an independently owned small batch coffee roastery and supplier of speciality coffee located in the picturesque town of Inveraray on the b...

15 Main Street
Inveraray
Argyll
PA32 8TP

Tel: 01499 302198

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Annie's Herb Kitchen

Annie’s Herb Kitchen is a small family run business based in rural Argyllshire on the West Coast of Scotland. We hand make seasoning salts using locally sour...

16A Unit
Kilmory Estate
Lochgilphead
PA31 8RR

Tel: +44 (0) 7423 595 768

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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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Getting here

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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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