Inveraray Castle has been the home to the Earls and Dukes of Argyll since the 1500s.
The present castle was built in the 1700s and is where the present Duke and his family live today. Standing imposingly on the edge of Loch Fyne and set amongst beautiful gardens and woodland the castle has been the seat of the chief of the Clan Campbell for generations.
The castle is one of the most impressive in Great Britain, boasting one of the finest armorial collections in the country, exquisite original hand painted ceilings and walls, the highest ceiling in Scotland, as well as a haunted room, the old kitchen and the picture turret displaying photographs of the family today.
Come and sample the treats in the new tearoom, run by the Duchess. There is a mouthwatering range of homemade scones, cakes and traybakes, as well as freshly cooked soups, sandwiches and paninis. Why not try the 'Duke's Special' hot chocolate and pick up some treats from the Deli section on your way home?
The gift shop is well known for its tartan turret, with a range of items picked by the Dowager Duchess. Try on some cashmere, sample a dram of whisky or look at some of the specially commissioned items for the shop …. all well worth a visit for mementos of your visit to one of Scotland's finest stately homes.
Tours of the private apartments including the Broughshane Paintings are from 22nd April – 11th May by appointment – tel: 014993022034
HOW TO FIND US
Whichever route you choose the journey to Inveraray, through breathtaking scenery, is always spectacular. Situated on the banks of Loch Fyne, 60 miles from Glasgow and just 38 miles from Oban, it’s the ideal destination for a day trip, as well as the perfect base from which to explore Argyll, the west coast and the islands