Inveraray Accommodation & Sightseeing
Go down to the pier and you can visit a three masted vessel called the Arctic Penguin where you can look around the engine room and watch film of old sailing boats and steamships. There are exhibitions below decks (not suitable for disabled access), plus a small coffee shop and gift shop.
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The castle is open to visitors at various time during the summer season. For costs and opening times, visit the official web site: www.inveraray-castle.com.
Inveraray saw much wartime activity in the 1940s. The Inveraray local history society has more details about this. Tigh-an-Ruadh (now the Loch Fyne Hotel) was turned into the HQ for Combined Operations Training. A plaque at the hotel commemorates those who visited at that time - including King George VI, de Gaulle, Eisenhower and Winston Churchill (who held some of the War Cabinets here).
Just a short walk from Inveraray is a self catering cottage called The Muir of Auchnabreac overlooking Loch Fyne.
For outdoor enthusiasts in the area, visit the WalkHighlands page about Inveraray walks.
INVERARAY JAIL MUSEUM
This award-winning museum is well worth a visit. It includes a torture and punishment exhibition, the old courtroom which is set out as it would have been in the 1800s, the Old Prison built in 1820 and the New Prison which dates from 1848 from where convicts were sent to Australia. You will meet warders and prisoners walking about in costume.
Since these are old buildings, disabled access is limited to the shop, information room, toilet, courtyard and the ground floor corridor of the Old Prison.
Open every day April - October 9.30 am - 6 pm. Winter 10 am - 5 pm. Telephone: 01499 302 381 / Fax: 01499 302 195.
Full details on the Inveraray Jail Museum web site - also includes interactive tour and information about prisoners who were transported to the Colonies.
Set in Inveraray overlooking Loch Fyne.
Leisure suite with swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpool bath,
Choice of 74 spacious bedrooms and mini-suites
Historic house commandeered during WWII
More places to visit
Tourist Information Centre
Front Street, Inveraray
Telephone: 01499 302063
Open all year
Request a free brochure from the Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling & Trossachs official Tourist Board