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Inveraray Castle

Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE, Scotland
+44 ( 0 ) 1499 302203
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Ranked #5 of 12 Attractions in Inveraray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This stately castle was once home to the Dukes of Argyle.
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This stately castle was once home to the Dukes of Argyle.

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George Town, Malaysia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
59 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our family visited Inveraray Castle in August during our road-trip of Scotland. It is still the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll. Inveraray Castle next to Loch Fyne is simply amazing & beautiful with abundant photo opportunities. So don't forget your camera. No audio tour is available but good information fact sheets are in every room of the castle.... More 

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you had such an e3njoyable visitor experience during your recent visit. We'd also like to thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review. We wish you a Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. More 

Godalming, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The castle, the home of the Duke of Argyll, is one of those special places which can first be seen as you drive over the hump backed bridge as you enter the town, although you may be looking the other way at the rather beautiful Loch Fyne. You won't easily be able to take photos as you drive over the... More 

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear James We'd like to thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive review about your visit here to Inveraray Castle. We are delighted to hear that you had a very enjoyable visitor experience. We hope that you have a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. More 

Coos Bay, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the castle and the grounds. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The tour inside of the castle is magnificent and worth every penny of the entrance fee. The rooms and items are so beautiful to see and there are folks ready to give information in each area. The history is just wonderful. The garden was... More 

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit here to Inveraray Castle and that you particularly enjoyed our Best of The West Festival. We'd also like to thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We hope that you have a Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

was closed for season when we got there,but still got to walk around and get some great photos from outside of castle and grounds,plus just up past castle is reall great looking old bridge.

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear Ronnie Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle albeit you could only walk around the exterior. We open again on the 1st April 2015 so please do come back and pay us a visit when you have the time. We would be delighted to see you. More 

Waxhaw, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our family group visited Inveraray Castle mid-May and were rewarded with abundant photo opps in the gardens surrounding the castle and out in the bluebell fields. Not only was the castle amazing outside, but the interior had an awesome collection of arms, clothing, military items, china, furniture, etc., etc. Although the owners ( the 13th. Duke of Argyll and his... More 

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a delightful review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle. We are so pleased that you had such an excellent visitor experience and we hope that being able to watch the recent PBS episode of Great Estates made up for not having the opportunity to meet... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
74 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Half of the castle is occupied by the Duke of Argyle, his wife and 3 children. The other half of the castle is open to tour. There is no audio tour, but information fact sheets in every room. Throughout the castle there are many artifacts and connections to the royals and personal photos of the Duke's family. The furnishings were... More 

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear Sandy We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle and we'd also like to thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review about your experience. More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

beautiful grounds and great place for children to play- castle is also beautiful to look at, and featured in downton abbey

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit her to Inveraray Castle. It's always rewarding to hear how much our visitors enjoyed their experience. More 

kendal
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A very nice visit to this castle last week even in the pouring rain! The castle tour is very good,interesting and guides imformative and friendly.Also we have a 4yr old and there is good quiz for her to take and find things en route and a little prize at the end.Castle is obviously greatly loved by the owners and well... More 

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review about your recent visit to our beautiful Castle. It's so nice to hear that your daughter also enjoyed the quiz card that we have for visiting children, they always like to receive the little prize at the end. More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this castle is so pretty, and has appeared in downton abbey too! we visited on our honeymoon and although I have been before my husband had not, we had scotch broth in the tea room, which was lovely on a chilly morning. this castle is said to be haunted by the ghost of a little girl which makes it a... More 

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer We are delighted to hear that you had such a nice time with your new husband during your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle. The soup in the Castle Tearoom is always delicous and very warming on a cold day. We'd also like to thank you for taking time to write a review. More 

Glasgow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We don't usualy do castles but I have to say this was worth it. We also walked up the hill to the tower, also worth it

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Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear John So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to Inveraray Castle. The views from the tower are just stunning I'm sure you found the walk well worth the effort. Thank you for taking time to write a review about your experience. More 

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