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Oban - Inverary Castle (half day)

Enjoy a scenic drive from Oban to Inverary. A short distance from the quaint town if Inveraray stands the imposing Castle home of the Duke of Argyll. Enjoy a brief historic overview of the small town and local area before heading to the castle.

In 1743 Archibald, Earl of Islay, succeeded to the title of 3rd Duke of Argyll and he initiated one of the most imaginative rebuilding projects ever undertaken in the Highlands. The old 15th century fortified tower house was replaced by the present Castle. Built of local greenish-blue schist stone, it is a most impressive edifice complementing the grandeur of the surrounding scenery. The magnificent interiors were completed between 1770 and 1789 to the design of Robert Mylne for the 5th Duke of Argyll. Your guide will accompany you to view the magnificent displays of weaponry, tapestry and art throughout this magnificent castle.

You are free to explore further and, at your leisure, wander into Inverary town to shop and stroll around the historic streets.

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Tours in Oban

Argyll Scenic Drive
Arduaine Gardens
Inverary Castle

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images