Inveraray

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The community of Inveraray is a picturesque whitewashed town that sits on the banks of Loch Fyne.


Inveraray is a planned town that was built, on it’s present site, in the 18thCentury. The nearby castle is the seat of the Chief of Clan Campbell and it was the inspiration of the 3rd Duke of Argyll that created both the castle and the town. Work commenced in 1746 and as there were no roads in the area it took 12 years to build the castle and nearly another 88 years to complete the town.

Today Inveraray is a popular tourist attraction particularly with people, like us, who stop off here as they tour through the Highlands of Scotland. The Castle is a very popular attraction as it contains an impressive collection of family portraits by famous painters such as Gainsborough and Ramsay. Those who are feeling energetic will climb all 176 steps of the Bell Tower to get magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Another popular visit is Inveraray Jail, where you can see the harsh living conditions of prisoners during the 19th Century. It’s even possible to eavesdrop on the trial of one of the 6,000 local men, women and children who were tried there.



 

 



 


Tours that visit the Inveraray:

From Edinburgh

Oban and the Western Highlands (1 day)
Road to the Isles (5 days)

From Glasgow

Oban and the Western Highlands ( 1day)
Road to the Isles (5 days)

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