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Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle is situated in the village of Inveraray on the A819 approximately 40 miles from Oban, about an hours driving through some lovely countryside.

The castle is a mixture of designs and started of in 1720 with a commission by the 2nd Duke of Argyll for Sir John Vanbrugh, the architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard.

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Vanbrugh died in 1726 the commission was completed by Roger Morris. Architect William Adam was in charge of construction which started in 1746. Morris and Adam both died in 1748 and it was brothers John & Robert Adams who completed the work in 1789.

Unlike many of Scotlands castles which are ruins, Inveraray is habitable and is home to the Duke of Argyll and his family.

To be perfectly honest it's not one of my favourite places, but that's just me, my wife and a couple of friends who visited with us thouroughly enjoyed their visit.
If you're in the area it's well worth a gander with lots to see and do both in the castle itself and out in the grounds.

There's the obligatory gift shop & cafe. Car parking is free.

Castle Opening Times 2008

1st April ~ 31st October

Monday-Saturday ~ 1000 ~ 1745

Sundays ~ afternoons only ~ 1200 ~ 1745

Last Admission: 1700

Telephone enquiries 01499 302203

Admission Prices 2008

Adults ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ £6.80

Senior Citizens ~ ~ ~ ~ £5.70

Students ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ £5.70

Children (under 16) ~ ~ £4.60

Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 or more children) .. £19.00

While you're in Inveraray don't forget to visit ~ ~
  • Inveraray Jail
  • The Artic Penguin
  • More to come, watch this space


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