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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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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A fairy-tale castle from the outside but disappointing inside...visitors are only allowed in to a few rooms and unless you are interested in old paintings then there is little to see,apart from the very impressive entrance hall.The toilets were not well-signposted and were difficult to find(they were outside) .The gift shop had a good selection,not just the usual run of... More

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Midlands, UK
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Visited the House (castle) and gardens in August 2014 (£10 adult). Nicely laid out rooms available for the public, multilingual information cards in each room. I didn't buy a guidebook, but think this may have helped, as interpretation and background pretty much left to the visitor themselves. I really enjoyed the castle - the armoury room is particularly impressive -... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautifully kept castles we have visited, stunning and the staff were very welcoming and informative. If the rain hadn't been so persistent we would have explored more of the surroundings

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Most of the interest in our visit due to my husband's ancestry with Campbells. Beautifully maintained castle and grounds, but not really exceptional without the family tie.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not much to see for the price. The armoury room was very good, and the shop had lots of nice gifts. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We stopped at the Café for lunch and my partner is now quite ill. Not a very good end to our holiday.

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Forres, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was disappointed on my visit very expensive for 7 rooms in a place this size, although beautiful they are cashing in on Downton abbey success, also the jail tells you to keep receipt to get 20% discount but upon presentation of this you dont get discount on family ticket???? Total rip off

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Been to several castles on this wet Scottish summer holiday and without fail there was always something for the kids to follow / do / engage with. Nothing at all at this castle. Left very much to our own devices to look round less than half the castle for the princely sum of £30. Even from an adult point of... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed our visit nice gardens and café. The castle is a fascinating look in to the past of The Dukes of Argyll . The castle is full of Scottish military history and French furniture. A nice place to visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Rarely have I felt so overwhelmingly ripped off....£29 for a family ticket. We didn't hurry around the gardens (not exactly huge, disappointing variety) or the house (approx. 4 rooms downstairs and 4 rooms upstairs) and we were done within an hour and a half. Lady on the gate not exactly welcoming either. Kitchen interpretation was a joke. What a shame.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great setting gardens lovely to walk round and plenty seats to rest if you want castle was worth paying money to get in and was busy even tho it was early morning , an Italian tour was in and they seemed delighted too!!

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