Inveraray Castle, Inveraray

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. Make Inveraray Castle a centerpiece of your Inveraray vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Inveraray tour planner .
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  • August 21, 2017
    Inveraray castle is delightful. It's a beautiful building seen from the main road. It's rather breathtaking and is in a great spot to be able to see it and say 'we must go there' We did and we loved i...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Wonderful Highland Games held at Inveraray Castle grounds. Beautiful setting, well organized, lots of parking. If you are in area at the time of games well worth going. Inveraray is a beautiful little...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Beautiful Castle and gardens. The castle is worth the entry fee but it was raining so didn't see the gardens. The staff are helpful and the knowledgeable and there's written information cards in all t...  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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