Inveraray the gateway to the Highlands and Islands Scotland!
This can be found town in Argyll and Bute, the former "Capital of Argyll", Inveraray is one of the most delightful and unusual small towns in Scotland set in some staggering Highland landscapes, found on the western shore of Loch Fyne, near its head, and on the A83 road, a 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.
- Inveraray Postcode PA32
- Inveraray Geolocation Latitude 56.23144° N Longitude -5.07249° E
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Today Four of the five priority buildings in the town of Inveraray, the Town House, Chamberlain’s House, the Old Temperance Hotel and Relief Land all have been given a new lease of life as part of the Inveraray Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) by being painstakingly restored to their former glory, work on the fifth priority building in the town Arkland will be completed by the summer, 2018.
Step back in time to three of the Highlands’ most beautiful castles, Castle Stalker, Inveraray Castle, and Kilchurn Castle, Pause for photos, framed by dramatic mountains and perched on the banks of Loch Awe.
- The town of Inveraray hosts a number of events throughout the year.
May is a particularly good time to visit the area and various events from fun runs to food and drink appreciation days take place throughout the month as part of the “Bluebell Festival”, in the summer the hugely popular Inveraray Highland Games comes to town, the games start with a pipe band parade at 10.45am from Inveraray Town Centre to the grounds of Inveraray Castle, the Games celebrate the rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping, highland dancing competitions and heavy events including the world championships for tossing the caber.
You will also find a good selection of local Scottish food and drink stands as well many trade and charity stalls.