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Inverary Castle, a beautiful castle in a Royal Burgh and a hereditary seat and headquarters for centuries of the most consistently powerful, if by no means popular clan in Scotland, the Clan Campbell, Dukes of Argyll.
Inveraray is a Royal Burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located on the western shore of Loch Fyne near its head, and on the A83 road. It is the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town in 1745, alongside his new dwelling, Inveraray Castle. Its distinctive white buildings on the loch shore make it photogenic and it is a popular tourist destination, with a number of attractions in addition to the castle. The Georgian Inveraray Jail in the burgh is now a museum. Other attractions include the Argyll Folk Museum at Auchindrain. The Celtic Inveraray Cross can also been seen in the town, and the Arctic Penguin ship Maritime Museum is moored at the pier. Shinty is the most popular local sport, Inveraray Shinty Club being crowned Scottish Champions in 2004. Inveraray and Distict Pipe band was formed in 2005 after a 70 years gap. In their first competing year 2006 they won a trophy at every competed competition.
Auchindrain Museum is situated just six miles from Inveraray, on the road to Lochgilphead and Campbeltown, Scotland.
Inveraray Jail, one of Scotland's top tourist attractions, is located in Inveraray, Argyll.
Glenaray and Inveraray Parish Church, Church Square, Inveraray. Designed by Robert Mylne in 1792 to house two congregations, English and Gaelic. A solid wall separated the two. Gaelic portion converted to church hall, 1957.
" An entirety designed to delight the eye from every angle of approach, both by land and water." Ascribed to Inveraray, such praise seems appropriate to Mid-Argyll in its entirety, with its long sea lochs seemingly designed by nature for the purpose of pleasure.
Loch Fyne from Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
The Fall of the House of Campbell, Scotland.
The Campbells and the MacDonalds.
Inverary Castle, the seat of the Duke of Argyll, is the principal object of attraction at this part or Scotland.
Inverary Castle fully answers the grandeur of the approach. It seems equally adapted to all purposes of greatness, beauty, and accommodation. .
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