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  Inverarary Castle
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Inverarary Castle is a mock Gothic palace and the family home of the powerful Clan Campbell, who have been the Dukes of Argyll since 1701. The castle was built in 1745 on the site and ruins of a 15th century castle, the conical towers were later added to it. The interiors are beautiful and there is a huge collection of Oriental and European porcelain, Regency furniture, and paintings by Ramsey, Gainsborough and Raeburn.
The gardens of the castel are lovely to wander through as well. They cover about 16 acres of ground with formal lawns and flowerbeds and a large area of woodland. There are lots of Rhododendrons and Azaleas and they flower in the spring until about June. So that is really the best time to visit. Argyll has about 90 inches of rain yearly and this is good for the conifers in the gardens (although we could have done with a little less the week we were there!!)
The castle has a nice gift shop and tea room.
open: 1st of april - 31st of October
mon-sat; 10.00 - 17.45
SUN; 12.00 - 17.45

Address: Inveraray
Directions: cannot be missed.
Phone: 01499 302203
Website: http://www.inveraray-castle.com

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2009
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