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Address: Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 ( 0 ) 1499 302203
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: This stately castle was once home to the Dukes of Argyle.

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In_ very_ a lovely place!!

Castle itself was closed for the season however we enjoyed the lovely walk around the grounds. It is a beautiful place to visit and as it was a frosty morning it looked stunning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Even the barrier leading to the castle was closed. Would have been nice to drive up and take a few pics. You never know, the pics may have encouraged others to visit when it is open

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Castle itself was closed for the season however we enjoyed the lovely walk around the grounds. It is a beautiful place to visit and as it was a frosty morning it looked stunning. I have been in the castle before and think it is well worth a visit.

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Tayport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were only able to walk along the path up to the castle as it is not open to visitors until April. But the castle is really nice to see if even from the outside.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Visited the castle as part of a tour group. The castle is very much a family home but manages to maintain its historical accuracy. We viewed many of the ground floor rooms and the extensive gardens. I was surprised at the connection with Downton Abby and it made the visit extra special.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The castle and the grounds are beautiful. The Dun na Cuaiche monument at the top of the hill gives fantastic views over the water and mountains.

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This castle is beautiful, even on a rainy, foggy day like when I visited (the mist actually added to the mood of the place. Imposing gray stones with a loch in the background? Oh yeah.) We enjoyed touring the inside of the castle, but don't forget to explore the grounds. I had the most fun walking around the garden and... More 

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

Dear Sharon Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review about your visit to Inveraray Castle & Gardens. We are so delighted that you had an enjoyable experience during the time you spent here even if it was raining! More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Located in North West Scotland near the A83 - A819 ( Loch Fyne) The setting is beautiful, the Castle is what you would expect of a family home and Scottish Castle. Lots of wooden panels, big fireplaces and wide staircases. There are lots of items of military interest from flags, to weapons (guns and swords) , to other items to... More 

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

Dear Guy Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review about your visit here to Inveraray Castle, we are delighted to hear that you really enjoyed your experience when visiting. We have taken on board your comment about the admission charge perhaps being a bit to high but we do try to stay competitive with similar... More 

Farnborough, Hampshire
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Beautiful castle which you can experience through the interior and the amazing gardens. We spent a morning walking around the castle and taking in the environs - lovely!

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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 visit here to Inveraray Castle last June. We are delighted to hear that you had such a nice visitor experience. More 

George Town, Malaysia
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93 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
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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 

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