Inveraray Castle ***
Region: Argyll & The Isles
Inveraray Castle stands on the shores of Loch Fyne, Scotland’s longest sea loch since the 1400s. The castle rises grey-green above its park and is stunning against the ruggedness of the highland scenery. The Royal Burgh of Inveraray lies 60 miles north west of Glasgow and the castle .
Although the castle is still the home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell, many of the rooms in the castle, with their French neo-classical decor, are open to the public. The main hall soars to the full height of the house and is decorated with a superb collection of weapons. There are collections of tapestries, paintings and items of special interest to members of Clan Campbell. Rob Roy McGregor's sporran and dirk handle are on view.
Visitors enter the famous Armoury Hall containing some 1300 pieces including Brown Bess muskets, Lochaber axes, Scottish broadswords and preserved swords from the Battle of Culloden. Explore the castle and see the French tapestries, fine examples of Scottish and European furniture, a wealth of other works of art together with a genealogical display in the clan room.
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