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Inveraray Castle & Gardens

An early example of Gothic Revival architecture, the castle distinguished by its four corner turrets.

Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XE

Inveraray Castle in Argyll, Scotland
Free for members
Facilities
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Please read our Accessibility Guide ahead of your visit.

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Inveraray Castle is an 18th-century turreted castle, seat of the Clan Campbell and home to the Dukes of Argyll.

On the shores of Loch Fyne and in the majestic West Highlands of Scotland with formal gardens famous for their rhododendrons and azaleas. Also recognised as Downton Abbey’s ‘Duneagle Castle’.

Inveraray Castle is the seat of the Clan Campbell and the home of the Dukes of Argyll since the Dukedom was given in the 1700s. Located on the edge of Loch Fyne the castle is the jewel in Argyll’s crown. Original Adams’ ceilings, tapestries and furniture; a vast array of arms and armoury on display; five resident ghosts and artefacts tracing the Campbell families role in shaping Scotland’s history, Inveraray Castle is still lived in by the Duke and his family.

Outside the castle the formal gardens are well known for their rhododendrons and azaleas which thrive in the mild, Gulf Stream climate and the extensive rivers and woodlands include salmon, red squirrels, Golden Eagles and deer.

Tours of the Castle are self-guided, with guide cards and guides on each floor to answer your questions.

Opening Times

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

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2024

Thursday to Monday (closed to the general public on Tuesday & Wednesday)

Pre-booked groups welcome Tuesday and Wednesday (min group charge  of 20) – must be guided by you or one of our guides.

 

28 March – 30 September 10:00 – 17:00

1 October – 28 October 10:00 – 16:00

Last entry times are displayed. The castle closes 45 minutes after this time.

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

General admission prices:

Adult £16.50 pp
Senior £14.50 pp
Student £14.50 pp
Children 5-15 £12.00 pp
Children Under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2 Adult & 3 Children) £55.00
Garden Only £9.00 pp
Blue Badge holders & carer Free

Private Guide per group £55.00 (max 19 pax)

Group Visits

Guided tours are available and are subject to availability – therefore, advance booking is necessary. Tours take approximately 1 hour.

We are able to offer a discount on groups of 20 or more persons.

Special arrangements can be made for school parties, details will be provided on application, for more information please visit the Inveraray website.

Group Pricing (20-45 MAX)
Adult/Seniors/Students £14.00 pp
Children 5-15 £9.00 pp
Children Under 5 Free
Private Guide per group £55.00 (max 19 pax) £25.00 (20-45)
Garden Only £9.00 pp
Blue Badge holders & carer Free

Educational Visits

We can offer educational visits to primary and secondary schools. We also offer free entry for local schools and discounted rate for other schools.

For more information please contact the estate office on:

01499 302551

headguide@inveraray-castle.com

for the latest information.
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Please read our Accessibility Guide ahead of your visit.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

Getting here

Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XE

Inveraray Castle is 60 miles from Glasgow and 38 miles from Oban. Located on the A83 signposted Inveraray.

Public Transport:

Bus: Scottish Citylink from Glasgow to Inveraray.

Nearest Airports: Glasgow International (55 miles), Glasgow Prestwick (86 miles).

Nearest Train Stations: Dalmally (15 miles), Oban (40 miles).

inveraray castle on map

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Inveraray Castle gardens and grounds

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