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    Inveraray is a town located on the western shore of Loch Fyne in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is known for its picturesque setting and has a rich history. The town itself is worth exploring, with its charming Georgian architecture and vibrant waterfront. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to do in Inveraray as well.

    Activities

    • Walking

      Walking

      There are a couple of short walks right from the hostel doorstep, including the uphill ramble to Dun na Cuaiche for splendid views over Loch Fyne. Crarae Garden & Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens are within a short drive from Inveraray, as too are several Munros – Beinn Bhuidhe, Ben Cruachan & Bein Eunaich.

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    • Fyne Ales

      Fyne Ales

      Find out how Fyne Ales make their award-winning craft beer by taking a brewery tour in the stunning setting of Glen Fyne, then sit back in the courtyard with a pint or two & discover which creation is your favourite.

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    • West Highland Wildlife Tours

      West Highland Wildlife Tours

      Discover Argyll’s wild inhabitants & magnificent views as you go off the beaten track on a tailored tour with West Highland Wildlife, based in beautiful Glen Shira, Inveraray.

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    • Argyll Adventure

      Argyll Adventure

      2 miles

      As well as crossbow shooting & paintballing, Argyll Adventure offers scenic pony trekking for all abilities along the shores of Loch Fyne, & faster rides for those more experienced on horseback.

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    • Argyll & The Isles

      Argyll & The Isles

      Argyll & The Isles is a natural playground where mountains, lochs, islands and forests combine with a spectacular coastline to provide an awe-inspiring setting for bikepacking. Follow routes newly designed by Bikepacking Scotland

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    Nearby Attractions

    • Inveraray Castle

      Inveraray Castle

      Distance: less than 1/2 mile/0.8km

      Inveraray Castle home of the Duke of Argyll is a remarkable and unique piece of architecture incorporating Baroque, Palladian and Gothic. This unmistakable Scottish Castle was the first of its size and type to be built in an remote part of Scotland. Inveraray Castle hosts the Inveraray’s Highland Games.

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    • Inveraray Jail

      Inveraray Jail

      Distance: less than 1/2 mile/0.8km

      Real people portray life in this award winning 19th century prison. Interact with costumed characters, watch courtroom trials, talk to the prisoners, go to jail and witness cell life, sample the punishments, browse the prison artefacts, then make your escape.

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    • All Saints Bell Tower

      All Saints Bell Tower

      Distance: less than 1/2 mile/0.8km

      If it’s raining, but you feel like climbing-no problem! All Saints Bell Tower (also known as the Duke’s Tower) has 176 steps to walk up, after which you can rest whilst being amazed by the view of Loch Fyne and the Arrochar Alps.

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    • Dun Na Cuaiche

      Dun Na Cuaiche

      Distance: <2 miles/3.2km

      Around an hour’s walk up Dun Na Cuaiche Hill. Once you get up there, nature rewards you with a breathtaking view of Loch Fyne & surrounding hills. A great place for enthusiasts of photography.

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    • Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

      Ardkinglas Woodland Garden

      Distance 10 miles/16km

      Home to some of Britain’s biggest trees & a wide variety of of native wildlife. Wonder around the gardens or take a wilder walk through the woodland where you might spot roe deer, pine martins & gold crests.

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    • Auchindrain Village

      Auchindrain Village

      Distance: 6 miles/9.6km

      Auchindrain is the most complete and well-preserved example of a Scottish Highland farm township where you can discover Scotland’s rural history and vividly imagine life in the old Highlands as you walk through the settlement and see how ordinary people lived and worked.

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    • Crarae Garden

      Crarae Garden

      Distance 11 miles/17.7km

      This exotic splash of wilderness is a Himalayan-style glen, set in the gentle hills of Argyll. The sparkling waters of the Crarae Burn form the centrepiece for a woody paradise of rocky gorges, wooden bridges and thickets of maple, birch and evergreens, blending with sprays of flowers.

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    Farther afield

    • Kilchurn Castle

      Kilchurn Castle

      Distance 15 miles/24km

      Kilchurn Castle, nestled on the northeastern banks of Loch Awe in Scotland, stands as a picturesque ruin, evoking a rich history dating back to the 15th century.

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    • Benmore Botanic Garden

      Benmore Botanic Garden

      Distance 32 miles/52km

      Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Argyll, Scotland, Benmore Botanic Garden beckons visitors to immerse themselves in its diverse array of plant species and stunning woodland, offering a tranquil haven nestled in the heart of nature’s beauty.

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    • Cruachan Power Station

      Cruachan Power Station

      Distance 19 miles/31km

      Tucked away in the scenic mountains of Argyll, Scotland, the Cruachan Power Station stands as a remarkable engineering feat, harnessing the power of water to generate electricity while nestled within the rugged landscape of the Highlands.

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    • Pucks Glen

      Pucks Glen

      Distance 33 miles/53km

      Pucks Glen, situated in the woodlands of Cowal Peninsula in Scotland, is a secluded and scenic gorge, providing visitors with a natural and enchanting experience surrounded by lush greenery.

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    • Crinan Canal

      Crinan Canal

      Distance 29 miles/47km

      The Crinan Canal offers a historic and scenic waterway, connecting sailors and visitors to the region’s stunning coastal beauty and tranquil surroundings.

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    • Kilmartin Glen

      Kilmartin Glen

      Distance 33 miles/53km

      Kilmartin Glen is an ancient valley steeped in prehistoric relics and standing stones, offering a fascinating glimpse into Scotland’s rich and enigmatic past.

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    • Argyll Wildlife Organisation

      Argyll Wildlife Organisation

      Distance 37 miles/59km

      The Heart of Argyll Wildlife Organisation (HAWO), based in Argyll’s Knapdale Forest, is a charitable social enterprise founded to educate and inspire people of all ages about the ecological significance and rich biodiversity of this unique part of Scotland.

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    • Dunadd Fort

      Dunadd Fort

      Distance 38 miles/60km

      Dunadd Fort holds historical significance as an ancient seat of power and showcases unique carved footprints, inviting visitors to explore its rich heritage and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

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