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Inveraray Castle, Inveraray

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Home to the chief of the Campbell clan since the 16th century, Inveraray Castle still houses the 13th Duke's family on two floors. The rooms open to the public are furnished in the Neoclassical style and include glided ornamental detail on the walls and ceilings, chandeliers, and polished furnishings. The highlights are the tapestry room and the duke's coronation robes. The first floor houses a gallery chronicling the Cambell family history and the MacArthur Room, where a ghost is said to haunt the bed. Visit the castle's website to book a discounted ticket in advance. By using our Inveraray trip builder, you can arrange your visit to Inveraray Castle and other attractions in Inveraray.
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  • We've been to the castle for quick visit. Even before you get to the castle ground you have to purchase your ticket, which means that you're not free to roam the castle ground or even take a few pictu...  more »
  • I'm not really a Castle person, however this is one of the more impressive and best preserved I have been to. It is definitely worth a visit if in the area.  more »
  • Took the opportunity to visit the castle on a very wet and cool afternoon. Interesting displays in each room. We did visit the very impressive gardens although our visit was shortened by the heavy rai...  more »
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  • Absolutely magical castle to visit. Both inside knowing this is still a family home and outside in the beautiful gardens. Perfect visit.
  • An impressive home to visit. Lots to see. Great for young families as a free activity is provided to spot clues as we walked around inside. Information about the castle & the family is very well presented. We even saw the 13th Duke of Argyll walking about! Staff helpful & friendly.
  • It is absolutely amazing. Lots of royal interiors. Quite interesting to visit if you like antiques.
  • Impressive 18th century house (not a castle really) with well appointed rooms and a great series of portraits. I was very impressed by the Rob Roy memorabilia. However the narrative conveyed of the history of the family and of the clan was a bit disjointed and the less creditable bits glossed over.
  • Gorgeous view in a historic building. Loved also the tea house at the base of the castle... Tasty scones and clotted cream

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