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Inveraray is a small Town at Loch Fyne in Argyll, 60 miles northwest of Glasgow, 37 miles southeast of Oban.

The Town was built from 1745 for the 3rd Duke of Argyll, Archibald Campbell, now popular for its Woollen Mill shop, Old Jail Museum, Bell Tower for great views, and Inveraray Castle about a half mile walk or drive from the Town centre.

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The road up from Tarbet at Loch Lomond is one of the top roads in Scotland, passing Arrochar village, the Rest and be Thankful viewpoint, and Loch Fyne Oysters.

The image top is from the Bridge at the south side of Inveraray. Inveraray Castle is to the right in this image, with great views of the Castle when crossing the Bridge.

The War Memorial is on vast grassland by the centre of Town, next to Loch Fyne.

The Inveraray Inn and Woollen Mill are the first buildings in the Town on Front Street, with the road up to Oban through the Arch at the Inn. The Inn is the oldest Hotel in Inveraray, built in 1755.

The Woollen Mill was originally a Blacksmith's from 1787, now a popular Shop for tourists.

The Information Centre is on Front Street, at the north end of the Main Street. This building was the Town House built in the 1750s, serving as the original Courthouse and Prison until the new Jail and Courthouse was built in 1820 on the Main Street.

In front of the Information Centre is Inveraray Cross, that was originally in the Old Town of Inveraray in the 1400s. The Old Town was close to Inveraray Castle. The Duke of Argyll built the new Town of Inveraray so he could demolish the Old Town in the grounds of his grand Castle.

The Main Street runs from the Cross up to Inveraray Parish Church and Jail Museum. There are a number of Shops, Hotels and Loch Fyne Whiskies on this street.

Inveraray Parish Church was completed in 1802, now in the middle of a roundabout.

Inveraray Jail is next to the Church, used as a Prison and Courthouse from 1820 to 1889, now a popular Museum.

The Inveraray Bell Tower is by the Church, easily found as it can be seen from all over the Town. The Tower was completed in 1931 in honour of those who fought in World War One. The Ten Bells were Cast in Loughborough central England. The Tower is now one of the top attractions in the Town, with great views from the top.

Inveraray Castle is about half of a mile from Inveraray centre, with the entrance to the Estate across the road from the Inveraray Inn. The original Castle was built from the 1400s, with the Castle seen today built from 1743 for Archibald Campbell, 3rd Duke of Argyll.

Inveraray Links & Attractions:

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Purdie's Soap Shop - PA32 8TU

MotoScotland motorbiking - PA32 8XG

Outside Inveraray:

Argyll Adventure Horse Riding, Paintball, Crossbows & Laser Storm - 2 miles south PA32 8XT

Argyll Caravan Park touring & holiday homes - 3 miles south PA32 8XT

Auchindrain Highland Farm - 6 miles south PA32 8XN

Loch Fyne Oysters Shop/Restaurant - 8 miles northeast PA26 8BL

Fyne Ales Brewery, Shop and Bar - 9 miles northeast PA26 8BJ

Ardkinglas Woodland Garden - 10 miles northeast PA26 8BG

Crarae Garden - 11 miles south Reviews

Kilchurn Castle - 14 miles north PA33 1AF

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