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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.
The History of the Castle: An Inveraray Castle has been standing on the shores of Loch Fyne since the 1400s, although the impressive castle we know today was inspired by a sketch by Vanburgh, the architect of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard in the 1700s. Vanburgh died soon afterwards, but the great architect’s germ of an idea became the base of the house which the 2nd Duke was eventually to build. The foundation stone was laid in 1746 and what followed was the construction – to a design by the architects Roger Morris and William Adam – of a truly modern, baroque, Palladian and Gothic-style castle, architecturally before its time. Both Morris and Adam died before the castle was finished and Adam’s sons, John and Robert, brought the castle to completion 43 years after the first stone was laid.
The castle we know today was the result of a fire in 1877, which resulted in the addition of the third floor and conical roofs on the corner towers.
Ideally situated for exploring Argyll, the west coast and the Islands, Inveraray nestles on the banks of Loch Fyne only 38 miles from Oban. The town is well serviced by road links to the North and South, and lies approximately 60 miles from Glasgow.