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Early Closure on Saturday 11th June 2016

Please note that the Castle will be closing earlier than usual on Saturday 11th June 2016 with last admissions on the day at 4:15pm.

Admission times will return to normal the following day.

Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday
Inveraray Castle
Thurs 21st April 2016

Best Of The West Festival 2016
Inveraray Castle
10th & 11th September

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.

Watch this space to hear who this year’s Headliners will be! To be announced soon! There will also be 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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Inveraray Highland Games Tues 19th July 2016

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:

Rhododendron Festival – 5th & 19th May 2016

Join Glyn Toplis, Inveraray Castle’s Head Gardener on either 5th or 19th May at 2.00pm, 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.

For further information on participating gardens check out

Bluebell Festival 2016 – 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.

Enjoy walking through the Bluebell Woodland in Private Gardens and experience these delightful, fragrant flowers. 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 £5.15 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.

Sunday April 24th 2016

Departs from Deanston Distillery, Doune

Open to veteran, vintage, classic, sports, prestige and modern sports and performance cars

Contact us now, for more information and to enter this exciting event:-

01355 260422 * 07876 211785 *