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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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Chicago
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112 reviews 112 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed touring Inveraray Castle and gardens on our independent tour of the UK. Not until we got inside did I realize the Downtown connection. The information sheets and welcoming docents and their answers to questions made each unique room enjoyable to view. It is one of the best castles we visited in the UK.

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Externally, the castle is very attractive - for Downton fans it was the setting for the Christmas Special. Although no guided tour was available, the multilingual cards in each room provide most relevant information. Staff are available if your need to know more. The old kitchen was particularly interesting. The gardens unfortunately only allowed restricted access, and there were very... More

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Surat Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Prepare to be amazed! Home of the Duke of Argyll, Inveraray Castle must be one of the finest castles in Scotland. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and overlooking Loch Fyne, this has got to be a must see attraction. There is ample car parking with a short walk to the castle. Admission to the Castle and gardens is £10 (concessions are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

visited when highland games were on. had an amazing day. castle was just stunning, everyone very friendly. castle food was over priced but overall lovely day

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Been to quite a few castles, but this was the first one with a DIY tour. The castle is quite interesting and certainly worth a visit, but the lack of a guided tour did let it down a fair bit. I understand that running such premises does cost alot, but this is clearly saving money at the wrong place. This... More

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

Dear Mike Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit here to Inveraray Castle. We are sorry about your disappointment about the lack of a guided tour but we have learned from experience that most of our individual visitors prefer to look around the rooms and artefacts at their leisure, though we do try to... More

Fairfield County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

A must see castle in Scotland. Beautiful setting and exquisite gardens. Decorated with personal mementos and photos. Warm and inviting beautifully furnished. Duke and Duchess still live here when in town in a separate wing. If you are a Downton Abbey fan, this was setting for the Christmas special in Scotland. Great tea room and gift shop.

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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 of your visit here to our beautiful Castle. We are so delighted that you had such an enjoyable experience. More

Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stunning rooms but expected to see more of the castle so it was a surprise when we arrived at the old kitchen to find that was it. The gardens were lovely.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review about your visit to Inveraray Castle and Gardens. We are sorry that there was not enough rooms for your to see round but delighted that you enjoyed your tour of the gardens. More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We wanted to end our day in Inveraray with an ice cream and a coffee, somewhere that the children could run around. However, after a visit to the jail the budgets did not extend to visiting the castle, and nor did the children's attention spans. However a quick drive up to the castle rewarded us with beautiful views, lovely ice... More

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

Dear Hannah Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about our Tearoom, I will certainly pass on your positive comments to the staff. Hopefully one day you will be able to find the time to pay a visit to the inside of the castle. More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent Castle, beautiful grounds. A bit expensive and not on National Trust list. All money goes to family for upkeep. Gifts area quite pricey. Was looking for gift for a new addition to the Campbell Clan, born the day before. Suggest having small teddies made in Campbell tartan as small, light gifts for far flung travellers. Staff amenable in cafe.

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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're glad that you enjoyed your visit just sorry you weren't able to find a suitable gift for the new baby but will pass on your suggestion about stocking small size teddy bears for the future. More

Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

not much to say - it way overall just the nicest castle we've seen during our trip through Scotland (and obviously there were a lot). I have to admit, exhibition-wise there is much more to see in other places, but this one just had so much charm that we liked it the most. There is a gigantic room - they... More

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

Dear Richard Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much and also your visit to our tearoom where we think we serve the best scones ever. More

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