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Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle (in one version or another) has been standing on the shores of Loch Fyne since the 1400s. The impressive castle we know today was inspired by a sketch from 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 relics of Inveraray Castle span many generations.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 172

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing, and comfortable walking shoes

Enjoy a scenic drive from Oban to Inveraray, traveling along the shores of the narrow Loch Etive to Taynuilt, with fine views over mighty Ben Cruachan. Drive over the Pass of Brander, past Loch Awe, and see the striking ruins of Kilchurn Castle. Then you arrive at Inveraray, in the wooded Glen of Aray, on the unspoiled shores of Loch Fyne. A short distance from the picturesque town of Inveraray stands the imposing castle. Enjoy a 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. It 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 armor. The formal gardens have recently been opened to visitors, which we recommend visiting during your time at the castle.

Practical information:

  • Walking information: At guests’ discretion

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

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.

  • Language: English.