| Inveraray Castle | Arctic Penguin | Inveraray Jail |
| Bell Tower | Auchindrain Township | Ardkinglas Woodland Garden | Crarae Garden
Home of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll
Open 1st April to 31st October
Monday to Saturday 10am-5.45pm
Last Admissions 5pm
Shop and Tearoom
Booking enquiries to:
Argyll Estates Office
Cherry Park, Inveraray, Argyll.
Tel : +44(0)1499 30 2203
Fax : +44(0)1499 30 2421
Web site email
The Arctic Penguin
The Vital Spark at Inveraray
|The Arctic Penguin and The Vital Spark|
Unfortunately this attraction is Closed at the moment
Voyage back in time aboard the Arctic Penguin,
a 3-masted Schooner built in 1911
The history of the Western Seaboard brought to life
On-board cinema with breathtaking archive film
See the horrendous conditions of human cargoes to the new world
Children can explore Davy Jones Locker
blow the foghorn, ring the telegraph
try the Pirate's Ghost Illusion
Unique Nautical Gift Shop, tea, coffee and take away
Open April to October, daily 10am to 4pm
Tel: +44(0)1499 30 2213
Scotland's last working Clyde Puffer, the VITAL SPARK of Glasgow (previously Eilean Eisdeal), returns to the birthplace of Neil Munro, author of the Para Handy Stories. She was the last of the VIC class of puffers to be built. Trips on the Loch may soon be available.
VISIT THE INVERARAY PIER WEB SITE
|Scotland's Living 19th Century Prison|
Torture, Death and Damnation Exhibition
Sit and listen to trials in the 1820 Courtroom
Talk to guides dressed as Warders, Prisoners and Matron
Visit the two prisons and experience the sounds and smells as they would have been
Stroll in the Airing Yards. Try the Crank Machine, Whipping Table, Hammocks and see the "In Prison Today" exhibition
Superb Scottish Craft and Book Shop
Come and see Katie - the Governor's Cow - she milks, she moos, she flicks her tail.
Open all year
Tel: +44(0)1499 30 2381 Fax: +44(0)1499 30 2195
Web site / email
The Bell Tower
All Saints' Episcopal Church|
Contains Scotland's finest bells,
the 2nd heaviest ring of 10 in the world
Open mid-May to September
10am-1pm & 2pm-5pm daily
There is a small charge to ascend the tower by easy staircase to see these world famous bells
and also the spectacular views over Loch Fyne and Inveraray
A Mecca for visiting ringers from all over Britain
Ringers and Bells can sometimes be watched in action
At other times, recordings of the bells can be
Further Information tel: 01546 60 2315
|Open Air Museum|
5 miles from Inveraray on the Campbeltown road.
An original West Highland Township, Auchindrain is an extraordinary attraction, which brings a historic farming village back to life. On entering the Township visitors step back in time to witness how the local community used to live.
The cottages and outbuildings have been restored and preserved and furnished in the style of various periods and offer the visitor a fascinating glimpse of what life was like for the Highlander in past centuries.
Display Centre, shop, car park, toilets, refreshments, picnic area.
Contact: Auchindrain Trust, Auchindrain, Furnace, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8WD
Tel: +44(0)1499 500 235
Web site /
Ardkinglas House and Woodland Garden
|Why not visit Ardkinglas House. This glorious house is open to the public every Friday between April and October at 2pm - £7.00, school age children £3, younger children free. Phone 01499 600261 to book for house tours.
Ardkinglas Woodland Garden, open all the year round, contains one of the finest collections of Conifers in Britain. The champion tree trail has 9 champions including the "Mightiest Conifer in Europe", a monstrous Silver Fir with a girth in excess of 30 feet and the "Tallest tree in Britain" measured by plumb line, a Grand Fir which is over 200 feet tall.
In spring and early Summer the display of Rhododendrons and Azaleas are at their best along with the spectacular bluebell carpet.
The Garden can be enjoyed through all the seasons both by the plant enthusiast and those wanting a peaceful woodland walk and is home to red squirrels, pine martens and a variety of birds.
The Gazebo with "Scriptorium" based around a collection of literary quotes is unique to the area and will inspire the imagination.
The garden is located in Cairndow village just off the A83 Loch Lomond to Inveraray road. It is open daylight hours all year round. There is an admission charge of £4.50, concessions £3.50, children under 16 free. Car park, picnic area and toilets are all available.
Less than 15 minutes from Inveraray
Enquiries to: Estates Office, Cairndow, Argyll. PA26 8BH
Tel : +44 (0)1499 60 0261 Fax : +44 (0)1499 60 0241
Web site / email
|Gardens are open all year,
Visitor Centre open Easter to Autumn
The Crarae Gardens Charitable Trust
Inveraray PA32 8YA
Tel/Fax:- +44 (0)1546 88 6388 Admin.
Tel:- +44 (0)1546 - 88 6614 - Visitor Centre
Web Site / email
Argyll Wildlife Park
||although still mentioned on a number of web sites and in guide books, this attraction unfortunately closed several years ago.