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Inveraray, Scotland
Fast Facts
Historic Interest
Horseback Riding
Garden / Park
Kid-Friendly Hotels
Family-Friendly Tours
Points of Interest Nearby

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Built by the 3rd Duke of Argyll between 1734 and 1822, the hamlet of Inveraray is one of the earliest and best-preserved planned towns in Scotland. Walk straight wide streets. See Georgian homes. Visit Inveraray Castle. Tour Inveraray Jail. Take in the views of Loch Fyne. Explore the countryside. Thanks to its proximity to Glasgow, Inveraray is a great place for a short family holiday.
Getting There
Inveraray is located on Scotland's western coast and is situated 38 miles (60km) south of Oban, 70 miles (110 km) north of Glasgow and 108 miles (175 km) northwest of Edinburgh. The nearest airports are in Glasgow and Edinburgh. European low cost airlines service both cities. National Rail doesn't stop in Inveraray. The nearest rail stations are Arrochar and Dalmally. Scottish Citylink connects Inveraray with Glasgow, Edinburgh, Oban and Campbeltown. The most convenient way to travel to Inveraray is the automobile. Of note to those driving, the roads north of Glasgow are predominately single carriageway or two-lane roads.
Getting Around
Rounded hills and a graceful loch make the environs of Inveraray a great place to cycle and walk. The Leacainn Walk from Furnace to Auchindrain Museum and Dun na Cuaiche walk above Inveraray Castle are two moderate area walking trails. The former is a near 4 hour walk, the later under two hours.
When to Travel
The best time of the year to visit western Scotland is from April to June. But don't expect endless days of warm sunshine. The weather in Scotland is fickle. It's as likely to be sunny as it is to be rainy. It's possible to experience more than one season in a single afternoon. The peak tourist season - July, August and Easter - is often crowded.
Things to Keep in Mind
The Tourist Information Centre is located on Front Street and can be reached by dialing +44 (0) 1499 302063.
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