Inveraray Castle was built in the Gothic Revival style and is home to the The Duke & Duchess of Argyll. Work on it began in 1743. This castle replaced an earlier 15th-century castle.  the interior includes a number of neoclassical rooms created for the 5th Duke by Robert Mylne These are among the rooms open to the public. The castle is open to visitors. Its collection includes more than 1,300 pikes, muskets, swords, and other weapons

What castles can I visit in Scotland?

There are loads of castles in Scotland but, if you're looking for a particularly beautiful one then take a trip in the past and see the 233-year-old Inveraray Castle and surrounding gardens!

Tours of the Castle are self-guided, with guide cards and Guides on each floor to answer your questions. Guided tours are available and are subject to availability – therefore, advance booking is necessary. Tours take approximately 1 hour.

The garden covers sixteen acres, of which, around two acres are formal lawns and flowerbeds, the remainder being park and woodland. Extending to 180 hectares they form one of the most important designed landscapes in Scotland.

They have a gift shop in the castle that has merch. Their merchandise includes many items, ranging from food to children’s toys as well as hats, ties and scarves. Scottish made greeting cards, cushions, humorous presents, tapestries, books and more. Besides welcoming visitors to the castle, the estate’s activities include commercial forestry, tenanted farming, wind and hydropower, and deer hunting.

  • Open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5pm
  • Visit the Castle Tearoom where you can enjoy treats, sandwiches and cups of tea!
  • Garden and Castle tickets: Adults £16, Children £12
  • Under 5 year olds are free
  • Garden tickets only: £8.50


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