April to October
9.30am - 6.00pm November to March
10.00am - 5.00pm Last Entry 1 Hour Before Closing!
Inveraray is not just unique, spectacular and historic, it’s also renowned for great food and hospitality – the perfect place for family holidays, short breaks or day trips. There’s so much to see and do that you’ll be spoilt for choice – breath-taking scenery, fantastic accommodation, gourmet food, award-winning visitor attractions and fantastic festivals.
No matter the weather or time of year, Inveraray is always a thriving centre of hustle and bustle, but still retains an old world charm coupled with the relaxed atmosphere and pace of life of a rural Scottish town. A good range of individual shops and places to eat are available in the short main street with plenty of parking either on or adjacent in the Avenue.
Inveraray is an early example of a ‘New Town’. The old town was demolished by the Duke between 1750 and 1776 in order that the grounds in front of the Castle could be landscaped. The ‘New Town’s’ first buildings were completed in 1753 and by 1820 the town looked much as it does today.