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.
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 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. Step back in time and find out what life was like for the men, women and children – some as young as seven – who were tried and locked up here all those years ago.
Cruachan Power Station. A short car drive from Inveraray, you can discover one of the hidden wonders of the southern Highlands. A power station buried one kilometre below the ground. At its centre lies a massive cavern, high enough to house the Tower of London!
Kilmartin Glen, is one of Scotland’s richest prehistoric landscapes. Over 800 historic monuments, cairns, standing stones, stone circles and rock art dating back over 5000 years.
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.