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Inveraray Castle

Address: Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 ( 0 ) 1499 302203
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Ranked #3 of 12 things to do in Inveraray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This stately castle was once home to the Dukes of Argyle.
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This stately castle was once home to the Dukes of Argyle.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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127 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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198 reviews 198 reviews
186 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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54 helpful votes 54 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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 

Coos Bay, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the castle and the grounds. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The tour inside of the castle is magnificent and worth every penny of the entrance fee. The rooms and items are so beautiful to see and there are folks ready to give information in each area. The history is just wonderful. The garden was... More 

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

We are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit here to Inveraray Castle and that you particularly enjoyed our Best of The West Festival. We'd also like to thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We hope that you have a Very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. More 

Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

was closed for season when we got there,but still got to walk around and get some great photos from outside of castle and grounds,plus just up past castle is reall great looking old bridge.

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

Dear Ronnie Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle albeit you could only walk around the exterior. We open again on the 1st April 2015 so please do come back and pay us a visit when you have the time. We would be delighted to see you. More 

Waxhaw, North Carolina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Our family group visited Inveraray Castle mid-May and were rewarded with abundant photo opps in the gardens surrounding the castle and out in the bluebell fields. Not only was the castle amazing outside, but the interior had an awesome collection of arms, clothing, military items, china, furniture, etc., etc. Although the owners ( the 13th. Duke of Argyll and his... More 

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

We would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a delightful review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle. We are so pleased that you had such an excellent visitor experience and we hope that being able to watch the recent PBS episode of Great Estates made up for not having the opportunity to meet... More 

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