Inveraray Accommodation & Sightseeing

Oban Area Map

Situated some 35 miles south of Oban, Inveraray can be reached by the Citylink coach service.

18th century royal burgh sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne. For a good view of the surrounding area, climb to the top of the Bell Tower of All Saints' Episcopal Church. There are numerous shops including an old style pharmacy, Woollen Mill andLoch Fyne Whiskies. Try the George Hotel on the main street for a nice meal.
The Inveraray Highland Games take place in July. More local events and info about the town can be found on the local web site

Inveraray Castle
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Inveraray Castle
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The Internet Guide to Scotland

This the pale, baronial castle, hidden amid the dark green trees, appears almost as a vision from a fairy-tale. Seat of the Duke of Argyll, chief of the clan Campbell, the original castle was rebuilt, together with the town in the mid-eighteenth century.

The castle is open to visitors at various time during the summer season. For costs and opening times, visit the official web site:

Inveraray saw much wartime activity in the 1940s. Tigh-an-Ruadh (now the Loch Fyne Hote) was turned into the HQ for Combined Operations Training. A plaque at the hotel commemorates those who visited at that time - including King George VI, de Gaulle, Eisenhower and Winston Churchill (who held some of the War Cabinets here).

For outdoor enthusiasts in the area, visit the WalkHighlands page about Inveraray walks.

This award-winning museum is well worth a visit. It includes a torture and punishment exhibition, the old courtroom which is set out as it would have been in the 1800s, the Old Prison built in 1820 and the New Prison which dates from 1848 from where convicts were sent to Australia. You will meet warders and prisoners walking about in costume.
Since these are old buildings, disabled access is limited to the shop, information room, toilet, courtyard and the ground floor corridor of the Old Prison.
Open every day April - October 9.30 am - 6 pm. Winter 10 am - 5 pm. Telephone: 01499 302 381 / Fax: 01499 302 195.
Full details on the Inveraray Jail Museum web site - also includes interactive tour and information about prisoners who were transported to the Colonies.

Inveraray Accommodation


Loch Fyne Hotel
Shore Street
Inveraray PA32 8XT


Set in Inveraray overlooking Loch Fyne.
Wonderful views across the loch to the Cowal Hills.
A short stroll from the castle, town centre & golf course.
Oban 35 miles.
AA 4 Star Hotel.

Leisure suite with swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool bath,
outdoor hot tub, tanning cabin, health & beauty treatments.
The AA Rosette restaurant menu features locally-caught seafood.
Lounge bar.
Facilities for weddings and conferences.

Choice of 74 spacious bedrooms and mini-suites
all with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press, etc.
B&B prices from £52.50 per person.
Room only rates also available.

Historic house commandeered during WWII
for Combined Operations Training.
Visited by Eisenhower and Winston Churchill.

Click here for online booking

More places to visit

Oban - Fort William - Argyll

Tourist Information Centre

Front Street, Inveraray
Telephone: 01499 302063
Open all year

Request a free brochure from the Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs official Tourist Board