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.
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.
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
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