Local Area

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

Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland.

Browse around our dedicated website to find out more about the Castle and it’s history and take a trip around our beautiful grounds & gardens.

Inveraray Jail

A living museum and top Scottish visitor attraction, here real people portray life in a 19th century prison.

Inverawe Smokehouse

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.

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. 

Horse Riding

Whether a beginner or an experienced rider you will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and excellent facilities of the Argyll Adventure 4 star riding centre. 

Kilmartin House & 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. 

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 one of the tallest trees in Britain. 


‘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 accommodation, restaurants, pubs and shops.

The Inner & Outer Hebrides

Including Tiree, Coll, Staffa, Mull, Jura, Islay, Iona, Skye, Raasay, Harris, Lewis, South Uist, North Uist, St. Kilda, Benbecula, Barra. 


The road to Kintyre offers plenty of interest. Crinan Canal used by the 19th century Loch Fyne herring fleet. Beyone Tarbert, the road down to the peninsula to Campbeltown has superb views to Islay and Gigha.