Inveraray Things to Do

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    The Old Bridge

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 14, 2009

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    I loved this old bridge which we found while wandering around the Castle's Estate. It has a very victorian feel with all its unusual details. The bridge spans the little salmon river where you can go fishing if you can afford the permit to fish here! I was particularly taken with the view of the river through the urn shaped supports, which made a very pretty frame for the scene of reflected poplar trees. We also spotted an old door set into the wall, it was fenced off so we couldn't enter, this old door intrigued me and my imagination. I was left wondering where it could lead to and why was it there at all.

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    All Saints Interior

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 14, 2009

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    Most of the furnishings inside All Saint's Church were donated by Neil Dairmid the 10th. Duke of Argyll. Here there are no stained glass windows but my attention was drawn to the window sills which contained many religious ornaments so lovingly displayed. I also liked the hand embroidered hossacks displaying images from the sea. I was most surprised to see among the books and souvenirs a copy of a booklet by Gerald Stranraer-Mull, who was the rector of Saint James Church in Cruden Bay, now recently retired. The book, which I bought is entitled a Church for Scotland and details the history of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Ironically Church Services are every 2nd. Sunday at 15.00 hours but Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated every Sunday at 12.30. The Catholic link goes to Lochgilphead's Church Saint Margaret's and her Priest Father Paul. Nice to discover my book here in this lovely well used place of worship.

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    All Saint's Church

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 14, 2009

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    All Saint's Church is part of the Scottish Episcopalian congregation. The Church was built in Gothic style in 1885 using local red granite. A pretty Church set in a leafy location was designed by Wardrop & Anderson of Edinburgh. The Bell Tower which stands separated from the Church is of Gothic Revival style designed by Hoare & Wheeler. It stands at a great height as a memorial to the Campbell's who died during the first world war. The tower contains ten bells designed by John Taylor of Loughborough. The tower was constructed in 1923 and completed in 1931. Both the Church and Tower are open daily from April to September. You can climb the tower to see great views of the town or just listen to the lovely peel of the ten bells. Entrance to both buildings are free.

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    The Strangest Church of Scotland

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 14, 2009

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    The Glenaray and Inveraray Parish Church was provided for the town by the 5th. Duke of Argyll. Designed by Robert Mylne in 1792 and completed in 1802. This strange looking Church was built to house two congregations, English or Lowland Scots and Gaelic Scots. A solid wall seperated the two although both services were conducted at the same time, one english and one in Gaelic. The congregations were united in 1930 to become one with only English being spoken inside. Much of the stone used to build the Church came from the Isle of Arran but some was quarried at Creag nan Caorach, a headland south of the town. This confirmed the 16 century prophecy confirming that Inveraray would never be a town with its name until the bells rang out from Creag nan Caorach. The two gable have a circular opening one contains the clock while the other contains the bell. The Church used to have a spire but it was damaged and removed, so now we see a strange squat building standing centre stage in this tiny little town.

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    Inveraray Jail

    by tracylacie Written May 31, 2006

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    This exciting trip back in time will have you spellbound. The interactive tour takes you through a 19th century court session, then into the jail to see the daily life of prisoners in that time. Then onto the torture and damnation exhibition.....which will leave you glad you were born in modern day!!

    Opening Times April to October:
    9.30am - 6.00pm Last admission at 5.00pm
    November to March: 10.00am - 5.00pm Last admission at 4.00pm

    Admission Prices
    Adult £ 5.95 Seniors £ 3.95
    Child (4 -16) £ 3.00 Family Ticket £ 16.40

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    Maritime Museum

    by tracylacie Written May 31, 2006

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    The Artic Penquin and Vital Spark

    This museum was opened to pay homage to the Clyde and West Scotland's illustrious maritime heritage. It is housed in a schooner (the Artic Penquin) on the pier. It has numerous hands on activities for young and old alike. It is a beautiful ship and worth the money for a trip aboard.

    # Adults £3.80

    # Child £2.20

    # Seniors £2.80

    # Family £11.00

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    Dun nu Cuaiche

    by tracylacie Updated May 31, 2006

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    View from the top!

    Dun nu Cuaiche.....A beautiful hill you can view from town with a set of walks from easy to hard . Entrance starts at Inveraray Castle and there is a sign posted at the beginning of the walk that shows what colour each trail is marked with. Follow the posts of the colour that coordinates with the walk you wish to take. The views on the hard walk are worth the climb but some of this walk has been closed and it is not for children or those with any disabilities.

    This is the most spectacular view I have ever seen!! Well worth the trek and breathtaking! I have included a pic but you must see it for yourself to truly appreciate it!

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  • Inveraray Jail

    by Aliseeya Written Nov 17, 2005

    Unless you are bringing along children, I would AVOID going. It is not very interesting or entertaining, and not worth the money. However, the town of Inveraray is very beautiful with amazing scenery.

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    The tower

    by Rojo72 Written Feb 19, 2005
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    There's this high tower in Inveraray from which you have a splendid view. You can't miss the tower as the town is so small...and there is an entrance fee to it.

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