We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Inveraray Castle

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 ( 0 ) 1499 302203
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 549 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 267
    Excellent
  • 181
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Interesting and in a beautiful setting

Inveraray itself is stunning in the sunshine. The castle is a short walk up from the village, or parking is also available on site. The gardens were beautiful and the rooms on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
sarahcj
,
Leeds
Add Photo Write a Review

549 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Inverary Castle is the most amazing castle I have ever visited and that includes the many National Trust properties. It is a very welcoming property and what struck me most was it's pristeen condition, both inside and out. I loved the current family photographs on display which gave it a very real feel. We visited on a very wet and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We visited on 1st April which was the first day of the season so therefore not overly busy. We had a very enjoyable walk around and it is lovely to see the historic displays and features mixed in with current photographs of the Duke and his family. There are lovely gardens to walk round too. We even saw the Duke... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

It is worth to spend a few hours around and in the castle. Downtown Abbey movie set place. Very peacefull and a little bit romantic to take break in the park.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Peak District
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is, as the guide book says, a fairytale castle. Like a jewel in a perfect setting, it faces loch and mountains and is set in neat and pretty gardens. The interior is just lovely, with delightful murals, "hidden" secreted tower rooms, stunning chandeliers in the state dining room and tapestry room and the tapestries themselves are quite extraordinary in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlisle, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of the best castles I have been in. The inside matched the outside (and that's saying something!). Stunning display of old weaponry! Kids (11 and 14) loved it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leeds
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Inveraray itself is stunning in the sunshine. The castle is a short walk up from the village, or parking is also available on site. The gardens were beautiful and the rooms on display were impressive. The kitchen was particularly interesting. The gift shop had a good range of items, which I actually liked, not the normal gift shop fare!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
39 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A very nice stately home with lots of furniture, paintings and ornaments on display. In each room there are information cards in a range of languages and in some rooms the cards provide lots of information whilst in others the information is very limited. The staff were very plesant and talking to visitors offering both information about the castle and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverness, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at the castle in the fog, probably the best way as the castle slowly reviled it's self, spent about an hour walking around the castle and about an hour around the gardens, nice place to kill a few hours, at £10 per adult its a little expensive as you don't have full access to some of the house and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The castle is a great place to visit. Each room has information cards offering some interesting facts. They could contain more information though. Although the castle looks quite large only a few rooms were open, not as many as I had hoped. We did see the Duke serving in the gift shop so that was an added bonus! Had a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It is always good to have visitor feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit just sorry to hear that you would have liked to see more rooms open to the public but since it is still very much a family home unfortunately that is... More 

Kilmartin, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Another visit to the castle, this time in sunshine. I always bring my visitors here as they are awed by both the exterior and the interior. Friendly and knowledgeable guides who are very approachable. Oh, and a lovely tea room with nearby gift shop. Today I succumbed to the new guide book which I found really interesting. One of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Inveraray C, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a delightful review. Please keep bringing your friends and family to visit it is much appreciated. We are so pleased that you like our new guide book and enjoyed your most recent visit. More 

Travelers who viewed Inveraray Castle also viewed

Inveraray, Argyll and Bute
Inveraray, Argyll and Bute
 
Inveraray, Argyll and Bute
 

Been to Inveraray Castle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Inveraray Castle and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Inveraray Castle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?