Inveraray Argyll 1753

View of Main Street

Inveraray Front St

View from Dun na Cuaiche

Inveraray from the South

The Artic Penguin Inveraray

Shoreland of Cowal

The Royal Burgh of Inveraray is a classic example of an eighteenth-century planned town which lies 60 miles north west of Glasgow on the shores of Loch Fyne, an area of spectacular natural beauty. Built between 1753 and 1776 by Archibald the 3rd Duke of Argyll, head of the powerful Clan Campbell, the town is an absolute set piece of Scottish Georgian architecture with its distinctive white-washed buildings and black window casings.

It is the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town, alongside his new dwelling, Inveraray Castle. Much of the town, including the church, was designed and built by the Edinburgh-born architect Robert Mylne.

There is lots to do and see in Inveraray, the gateway to the Highlands and Islands which provides an excellent centre for day touring. It offers access to national parks, mountains, glorious gardens and beautiful islands. There is a massive choice of historic sites including castles and monuments where stories of Scotland's turbulent past will entertain you. Take to the seas for breath-taking seascapes and marine life including porpoises and dolphins. You can even visit Inveraray's famous Whisky Shop and taste our national drink.