Inveraray Castle

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Inveraray Castle: There are 14 rooms visitors may enter on the Ground floor, First floor and Basement, including the old kitchen, state dining room and Victorian room. There is also an art gallery and a display of Oriental and European porcelain. The garden covers sixteen acres, of which, around two acres are formal lawns and flowerbeds, the remainder being park and woodland.

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Legend

In 1644 James Graham, Marquis of Montrose, a dreaded enemy of the Campbells, supported by an undisciplined band of MacDonalds from Ireland swept through Inveraray putting everything to sword and flame and, in which the 8th Earl narrowly escaped with his life.

Among the staff left at Inveraray, a young Irish boy of 12 or 13 employed to play the harp was discovered; the rabble were so outraged that an Irishman would work for their sworn enemy that the poor boy was slewn and his quartered body flung onto the bed.

Legend states that the boy's ghost became deeply attached to the bed, so that when the bed was moved from the old castle, his spirit came too and the MacArthur Room is reputedly haunted.

When a member of the family is about to die in the castle, harp music can be heard coming from this room, the last report of this ghostly phenomenon being when the 10th Duke died in 1949.

Directions

How to get here

Car

From the South:
Exit the M74 at junction 4 and follow signs for Glasgow City centre (M8) then head for the Erskine Toll Bridge and join the A82 to Dumbarton and Loch Lomond. At Tarbet, near the head of picturesque Loch Lomond, bear left onto the A83 signposted for Inveraray.

Bus

Scottish Citylink provide a regular bus service to Inveraray from Glasgow. Travel time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Admission

Opening times (April - October):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:00 - 17:4510:00 - 17:4510:00 - 17:4510:00 - 17:4510:00 - 17:4510:00 - 17:4510:00 - 17:45

Prices:
AdultChild (0-16)OAPFamily (2 adults & 2 children)
£6.80£4.60£5.70£19.00

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Contact

Address: Inveraray Castle, Cherry Park, Inveraray, Argyll, Strathclyde, PA32 8XE, UK
Phone: +44 1499 302203
Email: enquiries@inveraray-castle.com

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