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Inveraray Castle

An Inveraray Castle has been standing on the shores of Loch Fyne since the 1400s, although the impressive castle we know today was inspired by a sketch by Vanbrugh, the architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard in the 1700s.

  • The fairytale home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll.
  • Breathtaking views.
  • Stunning architecture.
  • The contents of Inveraray Castle span many generations.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    129 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.

Enjoy a scenic drive from Oban to Inveraray, travelling along the shores of the narrow Loch Etive to Taynuilt, with its fine views over mighty Ben Cruachan.  Drive over the Pass of Brander past Loch Awe and see the striking ruins of Kilchurn Castle before arriving at Inveraray in the wooded Glen of Aray on the unspoilt shores of Loch Fyne.  A short distance from the picturesque town of Inveraray stands the imposing castle.  Enjoy a brief historic overview of the small town and local area before heading to the castle. Located in 16 acres of parkland, the imposing castle combines Baroque, Palladian and Gothic architecture and has been home to the Dukes of Argyll since it was built in the 18th century.  Beautifully presented, the Castle is home to a fine collection of family portraits and tapestries, French 18th-century furniture and an impressive collection of arms and armour.  The formal gardens have been recently opened to visitors and you may also visit these during your time at the castle. 

Practical information: 

  • Walking information: At guest’s discretion. 

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.