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Inveraray Maritime Experience

Inveraray enjoys a picturesque setting on the shores of Loch Fyne, where it meets Loch Shira. It was built on the site of an earlier fishing village in the mid 1700s by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, chief of the powerful Clan Campbell. He demolished the original village to give his rebuilt castle more space, and rehoused the population in a new village that is one of the most attractive in Scotland.

Inveraray's Front Street and harbourside are both fascinating and unusually attractive. On the harbourside is Inveraray Cross, a tall and beautifully carved stone cross dating back to the 1300s or 1400s and once serving as the market cross of the original village (albeit in a different location). Moored at the town pier is the Arctic Penguin, a triple-masted schooner built in Dublin in 1911. Together with the steamer The Vital Spark this forms the Inveraray Maritime Museum, which is open all year.

Inveraray Tourist Information Centre Address:
Inveraray Tourist Information Centre
Front Street
Inveraray
PA32 8UY
Scotland, UK
 
Inveraray Tourist Information Centre Opening Times:
Please phone for details.
 
Inveraray Tourist Information Centre Admission:
Free

T  +44 (0)8707 200 616

F  +44 (0)1499 302269

Inveraray Maritime Experience Address:
The 'Arctic Penguin' and the puffer 'Vital Spark' are both moored at Inveraray Pier

Inveraray Maritime Experience Opening Times:
Summer season only. Please phone or view website for details.

Inveraray Maritime Experience Admission:
Adults £3.80
Child £2.20
Seniors £2.80
Family £11.00

T  +44(0)1499 30 2213
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