Inveraray is great place for a day trip. There’s so much to see and do that you’ll be spoilt for choice, with breath-taking scenery and award-winning visitor attractions.
It is the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town in 1745, alongside his new dwelling, Inveraray Castle. Much of the town, including the church, was designed and built by the Edinburgh-born architect Robert Mylne between 1772 and 1800.

There is lots to do and see in Inveraray, the gateway to the Highlands and Islands. It offers access to national parks, mountains, glorious gardens and beautiful islands.

What can I find there?

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland.

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail

Inveraray Jail is one of the finest and best-preserved Jail and Courtroom complexes in the world. Explore this unique collection of historic buildings, brought to life by real characters from the Jail’s past.

The George Hotel, Inveraray

The George Hotel

With its original flagstoned floors & 4 roaring log fires, the George offers a wide choice of real ales, malt whiskies & an extensive wine list. The emphasis on the menu is using the very best local seafood, meats & game with minimal fuss at a fair price.



Auchindrain Museum brings a historic Victorian farming village back to life. Visitors step back in time to witness how a local community lived, worked and played. Today it is far and away the best remaining example of a of settlement that was once common.

Crarae Gardens

Crarae Gardens

This exotic splash of wilderness in the gentle hills of Argyll is a Himalayan-style glen. The sparkling waters of the Crarae Burn form the centrepiece for a paradise of rocky gorges, wooden bridges and thickets of maple, birch and evergreens, blending with colourful sprays of flowers.

St Conan's Kirk, Loch Awe

St Conan's Kirk

St Conan's Kirk is a beautiful Kirk on the shores of Loch Awe at Dalmally. Highlights include the Cloisters, the stunning Ambulatory and the Bruce Chapel which contains a fragment of Robert the Bruce's bone.

Kilchurn Castle

Kilchurn Castle

One of Scotland's most photographed castles on the shores of Loch Awe near Dalmally.

Kilchurn Castle was built in the mid-1400s by Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Lord of Glenorchy.

Brambles of Inveraray

Brambles Cafe & Bistro

Both our modern and traditional cuisine is made using only the best of local produce, served in a charming Scottish restaurant with a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere.

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

Classy spot offering fish and shellfish in a contemporary, clean space with fishy art, plus a deli. Sit in or takeaway available.

Clachan Farm, Cairndow PA26 8BL, UK

5 Main St W, Inveraray PA32 8TU, UK

Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AF, UK

Lochawe, Dalmally PA33 1AQ, UK

Inveraray PA32 8YA, UK

Auchindrain, Inveraray PA32 8WD, UK

1 Main St E, Inveraray PA32 8TT, UK

Church Square, Inveraray PA32 8TX, UK

Inveraray PA32 8XE, UK