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Inveraray, near Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland

Inverary Castle is on the shore of Loch Fyne near the village of Inverary in the Argyll and Bute area of western Scotland. It is the seat of the Chief of Clan Campbell, the Duke of Argyll. Construction commenced in 1746 and completed in 1789 for John Campbell, 5th Duke of Argyll. The castle is square with a round castelated tower at each of the with four corners. Each tower has a conical spire. The castle is surrounded by 2 acres of formal gardens and 14 acres of parkland. The castle was damaged by two major fires, in 1877 and 1975, but most of its important artefacts and features survived or have been restored. It contains outstanding furnishings and interiors from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Armoury Hall contains a display of wall-mounted weapons dating from 16th and 17 centuries, including a dirk and sporran belonging to Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734).The Armoury Hall has the highest ceiling in Scotland - nearly 69 feet. Inveraray Castle is the home of the current Duke of Argyll and his family. The castle is a popular tourist attraction, and it is open to visitors at certain times of the year.

Other Castles in the Area
  Carrick Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Castle Lachlan new, Argyll and Bute
  Castle Lachlan old, Argyll and Bute
  Dunderave Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Dunstaffnage Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Innis Chonnel Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Kilchurn Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Kilmory Castle, Argyll and Bute
  Minard Castle, Argyll and Bute

Minard Castle
Inveraray Castle

Photograph by Phyllis Buchanan. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Minard Castle
The castle has a long history since it was designed and built in the 18th century. Was once the stronghold of the powerful Campbell clan and is still the home of the Duke of Argyll.

Photograph by Martin Luechinger. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

 Inveraray Castle map