Inveraray Castle

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Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle
4.5
Temporarily closedClosed until Mar 31, 2022
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Inveraray Castle is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and their young family. Ancestral home of Clan Campbell. Iconic visitor attraction on the West coast of Scotland.
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2,342 reviews
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Malcolm McD
Glasgow, UK417 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Impressive Castle with stunning architecture and grounds. Unfortunately it was a holiday weekend and the place was very busy. We will return at a quieter time to visit the interior
Written 11 January 2022
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davidrB9852KE180
Stoke-on-Trent, UK1 contribution
Sep 2021
Lots of history about the toffs but not much about the staff who worked tgere nor anything about the shameful period of the Highland clearances and the historical involvement of the Dukes.
Written 19 October 2021
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Thank you for your review, David. We're always looking for ways to improve our displays, and so I will pass your feedback onto the relevant person for any updates to the information we have planned in the future. Thanks again.
Written 20 October 2021
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Robertsons125
Leicestershire, UK27 contributions
Sep 2021
Everything is well organised. Lots to see inside and out. Can easily make a day of it. Plenty of free parking too.
Written 10 October 2021
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Thank you!
Written 11 October 2021
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Laurel M
1 contribution
Sep 2021
Inveraray Castle is a lovely well maintained property. The Castle is magnificent as are the grounds. We enjoyed learning more about the history of the Clan Campbell and various people and events hosted by them. The armament displays are amazing. It was so wonderful to be able to finally visit Scotland after so many delays due to Covid19. We would highly recommend that anyone wanting to explore the vast history of Scotland visit Castle Inveraray.
Written 30 September 2021
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We're glad you were finally able to visit, Laurel. We hope you had a fantastic time.
Written 11 October 2021
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RichardOldfield
Nottingham, United Kingdom1,124 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We purposely took a detour from Pitlochry to Oban and stayed in Inveraray overnight in order to visit the castle…and we weren’t disappointed (despite the wet weather!)

The castle is most interesting, it’s not “huge” but is large enough for a good look around. The gardens are easily manageable as they are not too extensive which is good.

Well organised by the castle personnel.

Our only comment is that the cafe facilities aren’t very good …I purchased a cake … no plate … cardboard fork…in a basement …I think there might be plans for something better… I hope so.
Written 30 September 2021
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Thank you for your review, Richard. We're glad you enjoyed the visit of the castle and gardens. Our Tearoom was restricted this year on what it could offer and was only able to offer a takeaway service. Luckily, the restrictions were loosened to allow us to offer indoor seating, although still serving takeaway-style drinks and homemade cakes/scones. We hope to revert our offering in 2022 to our regular menu and sit-in Tearoom.
Written 11 October 2021
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GoanCrazy
Hartlepool UK428 contributions
Sep 2021
Inveraray Castle is a beautiful place to spend a few hours looking at the history of the Area and the Argyll Family, the rooms are amazing and the exhibits fantastic. The grounds are immaculate and well worth, if weather permits, to have a meander through the Estate. Good quality cafe with good selection and reasonably priced.
Written 30 September 2021
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Thank you very much. It sounds like you had a lovely time when you visited!
Written 11 October 2021
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Erica F
10 contributions
Sep 2021
Very interesting castle and stories behind it Gardens really lovely. Well worth visit
Cafe OK but only cakes not sandwiches
Written 30 September 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our Tearoom menu was restricted this year, and therefore we were only able to offer drinks and homemade cakes/scones. We hope to return to our full menu as soon as we can in 2022.
Written 11 October 2021
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andycobb12
Liverpool, UK20 contributions
Sep 2021
The castle itself was superb - the only trouble was that there were too many people allowed in when we were supposed to be allwing space between us
Written 27 September 2021
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Thank you for your feedback, Andy. Our COVID measures are very strict on capacity and visitor safety - so we're sorry to hear that you felt you didn't have enough space. We hope you were still able to enjoy your visit safely.
Written 11 October 2021
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NaronG
Durham, UK23 contributions
Sep 2021
Beautiful castle and garden. Castle looks like a fairy tale. Staff were friendly and helpful.
Woodland, grounds and garden are stunning.
It’s my second visit but would visit again.
Very good cafe, toilet facilities and shop.
Written 24 September 2021
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Thank you!
Written 11 October 2021
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smiffy300
Reykjavik, Iceland14 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
Fantastic and informative visit
Staff and volunteers excellent
They grounds are great
Visit Brambles and Samphire in town
Written 23 September 2021
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Thank you for the review.
Written 11 October 2021
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