Inveraray Castle

Argyll, Scotland


This iconic castle is positioned on the edge of Loch Fyne in the heart of the Scottish West Highlands – the perfect setting for a true country retreat.

Key Features

  • Reception rooms include two dining rooms, a formal drawing room with open fire, and a formal saloon with piano
  • An armoury hall with a 21-metre ceiling and 300 pieces of historic armoury used in various Campbell battles, including the Battle of Culloden
  • Six double bedrooms with four-poster beds
  • Expansive gardens: River Aray runs through the formal garden into Loch Fyne and there are trees throughout the estate planted by distinguished guests including Queen Victoria, David Livingstone and William Gladstone

One of Scotland’s best-known stately homes, Inveraray Castle dates back to 1720. Standing proudly on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, it was built by the Duke of Argyll and remains the seat of the historic Campbell clan to this day.

Built out of greyish-green turreted stone complete with spires on the four corner turrets, this castle is one of the earliest examples of Gothic revival architecture. Set within extensive grounds, guests can enjoy wonderful walks in the formal gardens and woodlands and along the bank of the Loch.


In contrast to the Gothic exterior, inside the castle is neoclassical (think the elegance of classical Greek and Roman homes). There’s an impressive State dining room perfect for lavish banquets, whilst in the drawing room you can find specially commissioned Beauvais tapestries. There’s an armoury – notable for having the highest ceiling in Scotland – which showcases a dazzling array of old weaponry, alongside a music turret and library.

With six sophisticated double bedrooms, many of which boast four-poster beds, Inveraray Castle will have you feeling like nothing short of nobility.

Why we love it

Set within an estate of more than 20,000 hectares, the castle is the perfect base for a range of country pursuits. From traditional Highland games and trout and salmon fishing, to clay pigeon shooting and whisky tasting, Inveraray presents a rare opportunity to have an iconic Scottish castle all to yourself.

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