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Inveraray Castle

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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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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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A WONDERFUL Campbell treasure

We loved being able to tour the castle and grounds at our own pace. The castle is an amazing preservation of national as well as clan history. Truly as must see! The gift shop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Issaquah, Washington
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Issaquah, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We loved being able to tour the castle and grounds at our own pace. The castle is an amazing preservation of national as well as clan history. Truly as must see! The gift shop is a delight.. Although they don't sell "tartan" type products (which are abundant in town) they have some lovely products - clan and general alike.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We arrived at the castle in a coach party. Once we were in it was a lovely castle with many exhibits and rooms to look at. The place is steeped in history and I found it fascinating... There is a tea room which was nice if not a little over priced.. we were able to sit outside as the sun... More 

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Oban, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Quick walk around in a wee circle, very limited, then its into the business of selling tourist gear and a tearoom. No one would go twice, but suppose that's the point of a tourist attraction But so many other castles are so much better its a pity that it is a let down!

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Morden, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We were here too early to do the tour inside but just walking around outside, this castle was amazing!! So glad we stopped to take it in!

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Motherwell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Terrific selection of things to see so something for everyone- gardens, the incredible armoury, the opulent dining room, militaria and family history. Most people seemed to miss out the woodland walk (signposted nearby from outside the main entrance) which is a shame because it's beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Very good display of the castle, lovely garden, challenging walk up to the folly, but the tea room was the best of the whole experience. Interesting choices on the menu and wonderfully served.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Duke of Argyll has a nice crib, which he opens part of to the public. It's historic and a "must see" when visiting Inveraray. Good gardens, too.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Visited here as part of the jail & castle deal. We walked round the grounds first & enjoyed the spendidly laid out gardens. Then into the castle where we saw a good display of the history of the area, Castle & owners. We then walked up the hill for a good view of the surrounding view.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

inside this castle is stunning,there is so much to see,you are allowed to take as many photos as you like,this is one of the best castles i have visited. staff are so friendly and helpfull. if you are in the area this is a must to go and see,there is also the fantastic garden that you can walk around.

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

Dear Ronnie We are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable time during your recent visit here to our beautiful Castle. We'd also like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your time spent here. Kind regards Jane Young Castle Manager More 

Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On the hottest day of the year we found the Castle the perfect place to cool down. Staff helpfull, shop prices to suit every pocket. We had a lovely cup of tea in the cafe the lemon drizzle cake a triumph, my husband is a real scone critic but was delighted with a lovely fresh scone. When walking round Castle... More 

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Additional Information about Inveraray Castle

Address: Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 ( 0 ) 1499 302203
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Inveraray
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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