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Inveraray Castle

Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE, Scotland
+44 ( 0 ) 1499 302203
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Inveraray
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Royal Burgh of Inveraray lies 60 miles north west of Glasgow by Loch Fyne in an area of spectacular natural beauty.  The ruggedness of the... more »
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Dunblane, Scotland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Born a Campbell, I was looking forward to learning about the clan and sharing some history with my daughters. The castle is spectacular and HUGE from the outside and I was looking forward to exploring its many rooms, which I thought would be worth the £29 family ticket. As it was, only a fraction of the castle(and none of its... More

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Anerdeenshire
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30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A very homely castle - made more so by the actual family being in and around the shop and cafe. Staff were also very friendly. You don't actually see much of the castle itself and we felt that the gardens were a bit of a let down but maybe just the wrong time of year.

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Waite Park, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A really good example of a "furnished" castle in good repair. It's actually occupied by the Duke and his family.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful setting for such a magnificent castle!! All quite magical and our young children (5 years and 1 year) loved it- the Easter hunt in the Castle was particularly exciting for them both! Both the Castle and Gardens are all really well maintained and the wonderful guides were so welcoming to our young family! Highlights inside were the... More

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Scotland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

The castle has some stunning rooms with well presented information. It is interesting from a historical perspective but also as a modern residence and a location for an episode of Downton Abbey. Really friendly staff and a nice tea room and gift shop. Unfortunately weather was too wet to have a look at the gardens.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your visit here to Inveraray Castle. So pleased that you enjoyed your tour of our beautiful Castle just a shame that it was too wet for you to visit the gardens......good excuse for you to come again when the sun is shining. More

maldon
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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We arrived at this castle on a sunny april and what a treat it was flowers in bloom ln lovely formal gardens .the castle is not large but you would not compain if you lived here in your dreams the outside of castle is lovely very well kept once in side it is wonderful decor and well decorated it is... More

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

Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. The gardens as always lovely but especially stunning in the Springtime when all the daffodils and rhododendrons are blooming. Pleased you also enjoyed your tour of the castle. More

Linlithgow, Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

On our trip back from Campbeltown we were eager to see the castle . We passed a happy family out walking in the rain,on our way up the driveway,only to park the car and find out that is was the Duke and Duchess with their children . They were most friendly to those who approached them before retiring to their... More

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

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the castle and got the opportunity to meet with the Duke & Duchess. We are thrilled that you had such a good time and thank you very much for taking the time to write such a glowing review. More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The castle was smaller than I thought but the information was good and the guides knowledgeable. The grounds were lovely but the entry fee is a little steep for what it is.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review about our beautiful Castle. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit just sorry that you thought the admission charge to steep. We do try to keep our ticket price in-line with other visitor attractions but have taken your comment on board. More

Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

my kids loved the jail . have been 3 times now. you get a real sense of what it must have been like to be locked up here. and kids get to see and touch .

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review but I think that you have come on to the Castle page instead of the Inveraray Jail page by mistake. More

leeds
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29 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We visited after a trip to the jail, we'll worth the entrance fee and time spent. A beautiful house and obviously still lived in.

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

So pleased that you enjoyed your visit here to Inveraray Castle and thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. The Castle is the home of the Duke & Duchess of Argyll and their young family and they are often in residence. More

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