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Tel code: 01499 | code search
Postcode: PA32 | code search
Council: Argyll and Bute
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Loch Fyne Hotel
"Good Points: Staff, excellent food, accommodation Bad Points: Can't think of any General review: Good location, great end to a Scottish holiday, would recommend this hotel.

Date visited: 2009-07-01 ..." More

Loch Fyne Hotel
"Good Points: Food was great. pool and sauna were great. Hotel location was great. Local walks were great. It was a peaceful and very relaxing easter break. Bad Points: No facilities ..." More

The Inveraray Inn
"Bad Points: Nil General review: The Argyll hotel was an excellant place to stay, the staff was very friendly and the Breakfast was outstanding.We also had a great view of Loch ..." More

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"Quite a lot of the souvenirs we bring back from holiday are, well. . . tacky. But if you're in Inveraray, look for the man crafting perfect wooden toadstools on ..." More

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There are not many towns you can say this about, but visit Inveraray and you’ll probably end up in jail. No, the town isn’t lawless; its main attraction is its 19th century jail. The jail housed both male and female prisoners and administered justice from its own courthouse. Situated in the bosom of Argyll, Inveraray looks out to the photogenic Loch Fyne. The town we see today was built on what was known as ‘Gallows Foreland’ and its appearance has remained almost unchanged from 1820, when the Duke of Argyll’s plans for the town were finally completed. A change of pace from the jail’s ‘Torture, Pain And Damnation’ exhibit, Inveraray Castle is a wonderful mix of Gothic, Palladian and Baroque architecture. Completed in 1789 for the Fifth Duke of Argyll, the castle is fringed by 16 acres of garden and woodland. No trip to Inveraray would be complete without visiting the castle’s splendour. Campanologists, or bell ringers, will take great interest in the 126 foot bell tower of Inveraray’s All Saints’ Church. Its bells, cast in 1920, weigh nigh on eight tonnes, requiring ten people to ring them. The Inveraray Bells are open from mid-May to September and offer views of both town and loch. Accommodation is plentiful in the town with options of bed and breakfast, self catering and hotels. Once you’ve been housed, you’ll need fed and watered. A summer afternoon supper of fish and chips, eaten on the grass lawns by Inveraray pier is hard to beat. A short drive along the A83 to the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar is rewarded with world renowned seafood. For an aperitif, a visit to Loch Fyne Whiskies will warm the cockles of your heart. A cruise down Loch Fyne can be taken from Inveraray pier, and old salts of all ages can board the Arctic Penguin and visit the Inveraray Maritime Heritage Museum.

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Inveraray Bell Tower
Inveraray Castle
Inveraray Jail
NTS Crarae Garden
Strone House Gardens

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Argyll Caravan Park

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Golf Club

Inveraray

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Cairndow Stagecoach Inn
Fernpoint Hotel

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Cairndow Stagecoach Inn
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Fernpoint Hotel
Loch Fyne Hotel
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Inveraray Primary School

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Brambles Restaurant with Rooms (0.06 miles)

Brambles Restaurant with Rooms
Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment, The Brambles Guest House & Restaurant combines traditional charm with modern efficiency. Centrally located in the picturesque traditional scottish town of Inveraray on the banks of the beautiful Loch ... More | visit website
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The Inveraray Inn (0.09 miles)

The Inveraray Inn

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Few hotels in the Western Highlands have such long and distinguished history as The Inveraray Inn. Designed for the 3rd Duke of Argyll by the famous builder John Adam, the hotel ... More

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Loch Fyne Hotel (2.59 miles)

Loch Fyne Hotel

You'll find us on the shores of Loch Fyne, with a wealth of attractions and activities close by. Make us your base from which to enjoy days of golf, quad biking, boating, country walks, riding or ... More | visit website

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Creggans Inn (3.93 miles)

Creggans Inn

The famous Creggans Inn on the shores of Loch Fyne offers visitors relaxed quality in a stunning location. Family owned and run, rossette dining room, a la carte bar restaurant, individually decorated bedrooms, most with ... More | visit website

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Creggans Inn (3.93 miles)

Creggans Inn

Creggans Inn is an award-winning, family-run hotel and offers the perfect retreat for the discerning guest. Each of our 14 bedrooms has been individually decorated and has its own distinct character, ideal for relaxing and ... More | visit website

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Cairndow Stagecoach Inn (5.68 miles)

Cairndow Stagecoach Inn

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Douglas and Catherine Fraser extend a warm welcome in the best traditions of Scottish hospitality, at one of the oldest coaching inns in the Highlands. The inn is delightfully situated just ... More

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Drimsynie House Hotel (7.61 miles)

Drimsynie House Hotel

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As the centre piece of the Drimsynie Estates, this impressive Scottish mansion overlooks its own 9-hole golf course and Loch Goil in the National Park. Just one mile away from the scenic ... More

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Lochgoilhead Hotel (7.75 miles)

Lochgoilhead Hotel

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A loch side hotel complete with FREE GOLF and swimming in a beautiful location.The scenic village of Lochgoilhead is in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park and is easily ... More

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Portsonachan Hotel (8.15 miles)

Portsonachan Hotel

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Steeped in history, this idyllic location is an excellent resort from which to explore the surrounding countryside and its many attractions. The Clan Campbell stronghold of Kilchurn Castle stands at the ... More

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Taychreggan Hotel (8.49 miles)

Taychreggan Hotel

Taychreggan ...a romantic country house hotel embodying the true secret of Highland hospitality.
Magnificently positioned on its own bay on pretty Loch Awe, Taychreggan is small, tastefully appointed 300 year old inn where guests can enjoy ... More | visit website

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