Villages, Towns & Cities in and around the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.Aberfoyle | Arden | Ardlui-Inverarnan | Balloch | Balmaha | Balquhidder | Brig O Turk | Callander | Crianlarich | Doune | Drymen | Garelochhead | Gartmore | Helensburgh | Inchmurrin Island | Inveraray | Inverarnan | Inverbeg | Inversnaid | Killearn | Killin | Kinlochard | Lochearnhead | Lochgoilhead | Luss | Port Of Menteith | Rowardennan | St. Fillans | Stirling | Strathyre | Stronachlachar | Tarbet-Arrochar | Thornhill | Tyndrum
Inveraray is a traditional county town and is the ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll. Inveraray is located on the shores of Loch Fyne, where it links with Loch Shira. There are lots of things to do and see in Inveraray with access to national parks, mountains, glorious gardens and beautiful islands. The village has a fascinating history which will entertain any visitor.
Inveraray Castle is the reason many visitors arrive in the village each year, it is as impressive inside as it is outside, has a huge collection of historical weaponry and many fine antiques and furniture. Inveraray is also a very attractive village, built originally along two streets, Front Street and Main Street, which are lined with large white-harled buildings. In the centre is Church Square, which accommodates Glenaray and Inveraray Parish Church, built between 1792 and 1802 by Robert Mylne.
Those with historical interests may also enjoy visiting Inveraray Jail, which also dates back to the redevelopement implemented by the 3rd Duke. It is open daily throughout the year and comprises of a Georgian courthouse and prison blocks. The jail closed in the 1930s but in recent times has re-opened as a visitor centre and museum. In the museum prison conditions from medieval times up to the 1800s are described using interactive displays and live performances by actors.
The Inveraray Maritime museum is located at the town pier and is comprised of two moored vessels: 'The Arctic Penguin', a triple-masted schooner built in Dublin in 1911 and the steamer' The Vital Spark'. This is also open to the public all year.
Inverary cross is located on the harbourside; it is a tall and beautifully carved stone cross dating back to the 1300s or 1400s and once served as the market cross of the original village (albeit in a different location).