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Bluebell Festival – Month of May

Visit Inveraray Castle & Garden during the month of May and feast your eyes on the heavenly displays of bluebells in the private garden and explore the ancient woodland walks where these pretty little "fairy" flowers create a spectacular carpet of dramatic colour and delicate fragrance.

Guided Walk of Bluebell Woodland in Private Garden daily at 2.30pm - weather permitting. Garden Admission £4.00

Fairies and Elves Go Free !

Dust of your fairy wings, dress in your best fairy costume and you might just hear the bluebells ringing, calling you to the fairy gathering!

Free entry for fairies and elves (children up to 11 years go free if accompanied by full paying adult). Normal garden admission charge of £4.00 applies.

Sample the delicious Bluebell Teas £4.95 and other scrumptious delights in the Castle Tearoom.

An array of delightful gifts can be purchased in Castle Gift Shop as a reminder of your visit to Inveraray Castle.

Rhododendron Festival – Month of May

1st ever Scottish Festival of Rhododendrons

EVERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AT 2.00pm during the month of MAY join Inveraray Castle Head Gardener, Glyn Toplis, for a short afternoon stroll around the gardens. Enjoy the spring-flowering plants, including Rhododendrons and Azaleas and the fragrant carpet of Bluebells.

Visit the Glorious Gardens of Argyll & Bute’s special gardens between 1st April and 31st May to see exhibitions, crafts, talks and take part in guided walks and demonstrations, Whatever gardens you visit in Argyll and Bute there will be lots of spring flowers to enjoy bulbs, trilliums, peonies, cherry blossom, magnolias and especially rhododendrons – something for everyone during the very special Festival.

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Inveraray Highland Games Tues 21st July 2015

The games start with a pipe band parade at 10.45am from the town centre. Admission prices at the gate are Adults £8, Seniors £5 and Children £3. Family Ticket £18. Free parking at Winterton Park.

The games are well sign posted to Inveraray. The Games celebrate our rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping and Highland dancing competitions and 'heavy events' including the world championships for tossing the caber.

You will also find a good selection of local Scottish food and drink stands as well many trade, charity stalls and a variety of children's activities.

Something to suit all family members. For more info visit:

Best Of The West Festival 2015
Inveraray Castle
Sat 12th & Sunday 13th September
Sat 11:00 - 19:30 Sun 11:00 - 18:30

Inveraray Castle, the best-known jewel in the West Highland’s crown, provides a stunning venue. The imposing, turreted castle, built in the 1700s for the Dukes of Argyll, sits on the edge of Loch Fyne surrounded by the breath-taking scenery of the west coast.  The Festival will take place in the grounds of the castle with the castle, hills and loch as a backdrop.

Saturday’s Headliners the Peatbog Fairies with Sunday’s headliners - Skerryvore, Skippinish.  Support bands include the Camans, Herron Valley, Dr Hip, Shivern Sheiks, Accoustic Butterfly with music ranging from world-famous bands to local pipe bands, young talent, Gaelic, traditional and more modern.

Scotland is renowned for its craftsmen and the festival will emphasize some of the finest. The craft tent will feature Harris Tweed, plants and flowers, pottery including the award-winning Loch Long Stoneware range, jewellery, paintings, photography, glassware, interior design and much more... all created and inspired by the West Coast.

While visitors are being entertained food and drink will feature strongly. The fantastic Food from Argyll Team will provide local food to eat, sample and take home, including local food suppliers and award winning brands Inverawe Smokehouse, Loch Fyne Oysters and Fyne Ales.  A selection of West Coast Malt Whiskies will be available to sample in the award winning Loch Fyne Whisky marquee and unplugged stage entertainment.

The Best of the West will have a huge amount to keep all the family busy.  Included in the children’s ticket will be unlimited access to a host of children’s entertainments.  Free activities for the children including climbing walls, assault course, art table and much more to make this a great family day out.

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