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Overview

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.


Today
Today’s opening hours

1st April - 31st October 2019

7 days a week.

10am - 5.45pm (last admission 5pm).

Opening
Opening

2019

1st April - 31st October 2019

7 days a week.

10am - 5.45pm (last admission 5pm).

Find Us
Find us

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).

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Adult: £12.50
Senior/Student: £11.00
Child (under 16): £8.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults 2 Children): £35.00
Under 5's: Free

Garden tickets: £5 per person

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Group Visits
Group Visits

We are able to offer a 20% 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 click here.


Things to See

Walks

There are a number of walks available around the Castle and Grounds:

  • Dun Na Cuaiche Woodland Walk: a 2.5km walk to the top of the watch tower hill with spectacular views.
  • Bluebell walk: a level, woodland trail

All surrounding roads to the castle are available for walkers unless marked.



Weddings

Ancestral home of the Dukes of Argyll & seat of the Clan Campbell, Inveraray Castle sits on the edge of Loch Fyne in the majestic West Highlands.  This magnificent castle in a picture-perfect Scottish setting is the stunning backdrop to any wedding.

Facilities

  • Suppliers list
  • Accessible parking
  • Bridal suite
  • Guest parking

Accommodation

Whether it's camping, glamping or luxury self-catering you are looking for we have a range of holiday options to suit you and your family across our holiday houses and our fabulous new Pods at Argyll Caravan Park.

We have four self-catering cottages; Garron Lodge, Stronshira House, Island House (Tiree), Gamekeeper's Cottage (Tiree) as well as the Argyll Caravan Park which can accommodate statics and tourers (please note - tents are not permitted)


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Inveraray Castle offers a number of large, state rooms are for dinners and other events.

Events can range from the more relaxed dinners in the old kitchen, to formal banquets in the State Dining Room.

We can also host whisky tastings, pipers, highland dancers, sporting and/or photography expeditions in the surrounding West Highlands, golf tours, classic car rallies and even sea plane tours.

We can offer:

  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Breakfast
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessible

School 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.