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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
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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

As if you were visiting for dinner - grand dining room and drawing room were excellent. Gardens immaculate. Many other museum-worthy pieces on display with calligraphed descriptions. Loved!

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This attraction was one of the primary reasons we took this one day coach tour through the Highlands! While more of a mansion than traditional castle, it is still the current home of the Duke of Argyll, head of the Campbell Clan, and his family. It is so wonderful that they allow visitors to tour this beautiful home. It was... More

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Nottinghamshire, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The outside of this building is a photographer's dream and you're also permitted to take non-flash photos indoors as well. The current castle was founded in 1746 and remains the home of the Dukes of Argyll. There's a relatively small selection of rooms on display but these do contain some impressive artefacts, including an armoury in a very tall room.... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We only had time to visit the gardens which are worth the effort to see but we cant speak for the castle itself so look for other reviews - sorry :-( The castle does though look impressive when looking at it from the road and the gardens.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Really pretty and interesting architecture. All rooms fully furnished with lots of french furniture and tapestries etc. this castle is still the home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll. Lots of family photos scattered around. We had lunch there and chose a salmon panini which was delicious! There is also a lovely gift shop.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It is almost impossible to choose one particular scottish castle as a favourite above all the others but this one comes very close to doing just that. A fabulous grand building where every room is beautifully presented and full of interest and the gardens are very pleasant for a wander round. There is perhaps more in the way of recent... More

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Brownsburg, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our visit to the castle was great, but note that only a small portion is open to the public. There is a really neat room with weapons arranged into designs. Unlike other castles on our trip, we were allowed to take photographs in all the rooms. There are some grounds to walk outside the castle as well, but they aren't... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This Campbell clan family castle is well worth the visit. Lots of memorabilia from thru the centuries. Lovely to see it seem to be owned by the family still. Definitely worth the drive.

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Wirral
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Well worth a visit, to see the history of the region and the Campbell Clan along with the Dukes of Argyll. There;s plenty of rooms packed with artifacts and information, staff on hand very keen to assist and inform. Its a beautiful castle and grounds

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

What a lovely well kept setting for such an iconic building. The staff throughout were happy to advise and explain all the items on view. The shop items were reasonably priced and the tea room served home baked scones etc. Well worth the entry fee which included parking.

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

Dear Violet Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle & Gardens. We are delighted that you had such a nice experience and that you found our tour guides to be knowledgable and helpful and that you also found the Castle Gift Shop and Tearoom good value for money. More

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