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Inveraray Castle & Garden

Inveraray Castle & Garden

Details

The ancient Royal Burgh of Inveraray lies about 60 miles north west of Glasgow by Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty. The ruggedness of the highland scenery combines with the sheltered tidal loch, beside which nestles the present Castle built between 1745 and 1790. The Castle is home to the Duke and Duchess of Argyll. The Duke is head of the Clan Campbell and his family have lived in Inveraray since the early 15th Century. Designed by Roger Morris and decorated by Robert Mylne, the fairytale exterior belies the grandeur of its gracious interior. The Clerk of Works, William Adam, father of Robert and John, did much of the laying out of the present Royal Burgh, which is an unrivalled example of an early planned town. Visitors enter the famous Armoury Hall containing some 1,300 pieces including Brown Bess muskets, Lochaber axes, 18th Century Scottish broadswords, and can see preserved swords from the Battle of Culloden. The fine State Dining Room and Tapestry Drawing Room contain magnificent French tapestries made especially for the Castle, fabulous examples of Scottish, English and French furniture and a wealth of other works of art. The unique collection of china, silver and family artifacts spans the generations which are identified by a genealogical display in the Clan Room.

The castle's private garden which was opened to the public in 2010 for the first time is also not to be missed, especially in springtime with it's stunning displays of rhododendrons and azaleas.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)French signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

No photography. Guide books in French and German translations. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: Available for up to 100 people at no additional cost. Groups please book. Tour time: 1 hr. Parking: 100 cars. Car/coach park close to Castle. Education/School Visits: ?3.50 per child. A guide can be provided. Areas of interest include a woodland walk. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.

Prices

2014 Admission Prices - Castle & Gardens - Adults £10.00, Senior Citizens £9.00, Students (on production of student card) £9.00, Children (under 16) £7.00, Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 or more children) £29.00, Chidren (under 5) Free, Coach/Car Park charge per vehicle (for non-Castle visitors) £2.00.
Group Rate - Adults £8.00, Senior Citizens £7.20, Students (on production of student card) £7.20, Children (under 16) £5.60. Woodland walks are free. Tours of the Private Apartments including the Broughshane Paintings
are available from 21nd April - 10th May by arrangement only. For further information phone: +44(0)1499 302203, £5.00 per person.
A 20% discount is available on groups of 20 or more persons, as shown in the table above. Special arrangements can be made for school parties, details will be provided on application to the address below.
There is limited disabled access but every effort will be made to accommodate those who require assistance. Free entry for wheelchair users.

Address

Inveraray Castle,
Inveraray,
Argyll,
PA32 8XE

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NN 093092  Lat: 56.23711 Long: -5.07806

From Edinburgh 21/2-3hrs via Glasgow. Just NE of Inveraray on A83. W shore of Loch Fyne. Bus route stopping point within 0.5m.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

No photography. Guide books in French and German translations. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. WCs. Refreshments/Cafe/Tearoom: Licensed. Guided Tours: Available for up to 100 people at no additional cost. Groups please book. Tour time: 1 hr. Parking: 100 cars. Car/coach park close to Castle. Education/School Visits: ?3.50 per child. A guide can be provided. Areas of interest include a woodland walk. Suitability for Dogs: Guide dogs only.