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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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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Sadly we did not have time to visit the whole castle as we were late whilst passing so we decided to call in for cup of tea and cake. It costs £2 to park but if you spend £5 or more in the shop or tea shop you get the parking fee back, which is a really nice touch and... More

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

An excellent period castle with charming helpful people to advise and provide information. Well worth the fee

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

We are so pleased that you found your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle value you for money and that you had such an enjoyable experience. We would also like to thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. More

Wirral
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A fabulous castle in beautiful surroundings, you can pay £2 to park and walk up to the lookout tower for amazing views, quite a hike but well worth it - our 4 yr old managed it. This also allows you to use the loos and the tea and gift shops, however the tea shop was very expensive. Free quiz for... More

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle and that you particularly enjoyed your walk up to Dun na Cuaiche where the views are quite spectacular. We would also like to thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about your recent experience. More

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

The grounds were spectacular the scenery breath taking ,the staff were a pleasure really helpful a real Must see and Do . I missed seeing the duke & duchess by a whisker but they have made the place look and feel like Home :-) very happy visiter ...

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

Dear Christine Thank you so much for writing such a glowing review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle. We are so delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

On a day trip to Inveraray decided to visit the Castle. The admission price for a senior citizen was £9 The Castle is also one of the residential homes of the Duke of Argile so the amount of rooms available is limited. Lovely views. White stones in the grounds mark the site of the old Castle. Large collection of Guns... More

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

Dear Keith Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle. We are pleased that you an enjoyable experience. More

medway
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Excellent location , stunning views of the loch. Interesting to look round but finished before you know it and staff not that knowledgeable about exhibits .The ten pound entrance fee seemed excessive for what you got as only about a third of the castle is available to view as it doubles as afamily home

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

Dear Pat & Colin Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent visit to Inveraray Castle. We are always happy to receive feedback whether positive or negative. I was surprised to hear that you did not find our guides to be particularly knowledgable about the castle exhibits since we have received numerous compliments about how knowledgable... More

Winsford, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This castle is in stunning grounds and is easy to walk to from the road. It is an actual family home.

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

Dear Joan & Dave Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle. We are delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience. More

Newark, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This castle is well cared for and houses an extensive collection of artificacts from its previous inhabitants. A nice glimpse at the not too distant past, but well removed from the genre of fortification castles so common in the UK.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable day out. More

Glasgow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very disappointing. There was no history given about the castle or the Dukes of Argyll. The castle mainly contained some miscellaneous pieces of furniture and acts as a place for the current Duke (13th) to put too many framed photos of himself in every room as centre pieces. There is an interesting room on the different clans though and the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit here to Inveraray Castle and sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit. I was surprised to read that you could find no information about the castle or the Dukes of Argyll since we have a number of information cards in various languages in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a wonderful Castle and home to the Duke of Argyle-although viewing is limited to essentially 4 rooms and the main stairwell ( seems less than our previous visit) there are some very interesting exhibits. Since the castle was used as the holiday retreat for the family in Downton Abbey during last series there is a play on its... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit but am just a bit concerned that you maybe miss out seeing a few rooms since we have 7 rooms and 2 turrets open to the public for viewing. There is the State Dining Room, Tapestry Room, Armoury Hall, Saloon,... More

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