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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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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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Picture perfect!!!

What a picture perfect castle. Beautiful inside and out. The landscaping around it is unbelievable. I have never seen green color this lush. Be sure to try scones at the cafe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

What a picture perfect castle. Beautiful inside and out. The landscaping around it is unbelievable. I have never seen green color this lush. Be sure to try scones at the cafe - they were heavenly.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our first castle to visit in Scotland and will be hard to beat. The staff at the gates and entrances were welcoming, the history and displays of art, home castle decor, war history, Campbell clan history and the history of the Dukes of Argyll was terrific. We then had a wander through the castle gardens before sampling the... More 

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Hoersholm, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

An inhabited castle more interesting than a ruin. Guide of castle gave interesting stories about the castle history and the family living there. As an interesting element one section of the Downtown Abbey TV serial was shot here.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice lodging, very central, £30 B&B. Huge Scottish breakfast. Landlady really nice. If you enjoy live music the George Hotel is almost next door. Second time staying there.

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

Dear Jan Just to let you know that your review has been posted onto the wrong page. This is the Inveraray Castle tripadvisor review page I think you would want your review on the Inveraray Town page. Kind regards Jane Young Manager Inveraray Castle More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This castle is full of history. Well worth a visit, and although you have to pay for the garden I think it is fair as the upkeep won't be cheap to keep it in such beauty!

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

As a member of the National Trust I have visited many castles and stately homes and I thought this compared very well with many I have visited. The inside of the castle was very interesting with both old and contemporary exhibits. The fact that is also a family home added to the experience. The children enjoyed the quiz round the... More 

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Belper, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to visit, though a bit expensive at £10. Not all is open to wander through as the family still live there.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Although the castle wasn't very big the rooms were packed with information and the quiz given to the children helped them learn and have fun looking for the answers.The cafe was very cute and the food was good too. The gardens were beautiful and had lots of interesting plants and sculptures.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Having visited other castles in Scotland (Stirling and Edinburgh) this one I rate as the best seen so far. Smaller than the other two but so much better in the layout and the things to look at. The armoury was special, rifles and swords on the walls superbly displayed. The castle is still a residence to The Duke of Argyll... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent detailed tour of the castle with helpful and knowledgeable staff in the beautiful gift shop. This castle is an appealing combo of hundreds of years of history (a lot of it not very noble!) complemented by pictures on the grand piano of the young duke and his family still living there. Because of the pictures, when we were leaving,... More 

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