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Inveraray Castle

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Address: Inverary, Inveraray PA32 8XE, Scotland
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+44 1499 302203
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

This stately castle was once home to the Dukes of Argyle.

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Our guide for this tour was so passionate and knowledgeable about this castle. We were all very interested when we found out that the Christmas episode of Downton Abbey was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide for this tour was so passionate and knowledgeable about this castle. We were all very interested when we found out that the Christmas episode of Downton Abbey was filmed here! Also, the family who owns this castle still reside here. It has lovely grounds and a beautiful garden which we were free to walk around. I enjoyed my... More 

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paisley-scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit as it is full of history and lovely things. There are lovely grounds for the family to enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spectacular castle hosted in spectacular well-kept grounds, to find it all you have to do is walk in the opposite direction of the high street once you have parked up. During the winter, there is free parking in the high street only drawback is that the castle is closed to the general public for them to clean and prep... More 

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Magnolia, Tx.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having first seen this castle featured in the Downton Abbey series (under the name Gleneagle, not Inveraray), this castle was a "must-see" for my vacation to the U.K., and it did not disappoint. The castle itself, the grounds with gardens, and the history is well-preserved & on display for all to see. Guided tours of the interior castle are available,... More 

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Connect2, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear Magnolia Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a positive review of your visit here to Inveraray Castle it is very much appreciated. We are always to delighted to hear that our visitors have enjoyed the experience that our beautiful Castle has to offer. Kind regards Castle Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We are not a 'walking' couple but do like to have a stroll and take in the scenery & we also have a very active dog who will run every mile that we walk. Although the castle was closed we were still able to walk around the grounds and up to the "Bell Tower". Follow the blue markers to get... More 

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Connect2, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear Alison Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review about your walk round the Castle grounds. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stroll around the Estate. Kind regards Castle Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We just went a walk up here on New years day. The grounds are very well kept so it made for a lovely walk!

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Connect2, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear Dotty So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your walk around the Estate. Kind regards Castle Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We have been here a few times. Always visit when we are in Scotland to see hubby's family. We like this castle better than Edinburgh, as there is so much more to see. Lots of furnished rooms open to the public and a nice gift shop as well. The cellar kitchen is my favorite room. Lovely gardens as well.

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Connect2, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear Ivy Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review about your visit here to Inveraray Castle. It is always so nice to hear how much our visitors enjoy their experience especially when you visit on such a regular basis. Kind regards Castle Manager More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

A very interesting location in some stunning grounds. While the caste is full of history and Interesting information, walking around the many gardens and grounds was wonderful and really enjoyable. An interesting castle and lovely grounds.

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Connect2, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit here to our beautiful Castle. We'd also like to thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. Kind regards Castle Manager More 

Ulverstone, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a family home, working in the tourist industry and surrounded by it's ancient past. An excellent day out in all weather, for all kinds of people... singles, couples, families, groups. There is no time limit and all are made very welcome. After we'd visited numerous castles we realised that this experience was the best of all. That's a... More 

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Connect2, Manager at Inveraray Castle, responded to this review

Dear Geoffrey We are so delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your visit here to our beautiful Castle and thank you so much for writing such a kind review. It is so nice to hear that Inveraray Castle was the best visitor experience you had of all Castles you had visited. Kindest regards Castle Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Found all aspects good. Enjoyed the friendliness, found it so much better than city-life due to great engagement.

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