What to see and do
The local town of Inveraray and the wider Argyll area offer a wide range of great activities and tourist attractions to keep any visitor busy for the duration of their stay.
Inveraray Castle and Gardens
Many local walks exist, taking in the beautiful Argyll countryside. Take a water-side route around Loch Fyne or for a more challenging, rugged route try the Balantyre Wood trail.
Whether a beginner or an experienced rider you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and excellent facilities of the Argyll Adventure 4 star riding centre.
Robert and Rosie Campbell-Preston started this Scottish family business in 1974, and have watched it grow from strength to strength. Taste their world-renowned produce and learn about the smokehouse process in the Inverawe Visitor Centre, open March to December.
Kilmartin House and Glen
There are more than 350 ancient monuments within a six mile radius of Kilmartin. A diversity of prehistoric and historic sites which include Dunadd, fortress of Ancient Kings and arguably the birthplace of the Scottish nation, as well as standing stones, rock carvings and burial cairns.
Loch Fyne Oyster Bar
The Loch Fyne Shop and Oyster Bar at Cairndow have been a popular attraction since their initial installation back in the early 80's, in the lay-by at the head of Loch Fyne. Today they stock a wide range of produce as well as the renowned local seafood.
‘The Charing Cross of the Highlands', the town is a key centre for ferry links to the Hebridean Islands with a busy hub, a wide choice of naccommodation, restaurants, pubs and shops.
The Inner and Outer Hebrides
Including Tiree, Coll, Staffa, Mull, Jura, Islay, Iona, Skye, nRaasay, Harris, Lewis, South Uist, North Uist, St. Kilda, Benbecula, nBarra...
The Whisky Coast
Stretching through Argyll to Skye providing the opportunity to tour and taste.
The road to Kintyre offers plenty of interest. Crinan Canal used by nthe 19th century Loch Fyne herring fleet. Beyone Tarbert, the road down nto the peninsula to Campbeltown has superb views to Islay and Gigha.
Castles and Gardens
Why not venture further afield to the Ruin of Innischonnel, Duart Castle, Dunstaffnage Castle or Kilchurn Castle, all within driving distance. The gardens at Arduaine and Crarae are rich with Rhododendrons, or try Ardkinglas Gardens where you can marvel at the tallest tree in Britain.
Other Local Attractions
Cruachan; The Hollow Mountain
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park
Cruise Loch Lomond
Scottish Seal Sanctuary
Isle of Bute
The Carrick Golf Course
Fyne Ales; a traditional brewery
Inveraray Golf Course
The George Hotel
Loch Fyne Hotel
The Inveraray Inn
Inveraray Woollen Mill
The Bell Tower
Loch Fyne Whisky Shop
Purdie's of Argyll; The Scottish Soap Company