This evening, my theme is Inveraray, a fascinating -and unusual-planned 18th century town on the shores of Loch Fyne in the West of Scotland.

I usually incorporate a visit/overnight in Inveraray in course of my Scotland tours. It fits nicely when coming down from Oban and Kilmartin Glen on the way to Glasgow. In peak season the town can be very busy with visitors. Many coach tours stop here.

To my mind the key sites to visit are:

  • Auchindrain Museum, a reconstructed Highland Village replicating life in bygone days.
  • Inveraray Castle. In fact an Adam designed Grand House dating from the 18th century. Home to the duke of Argyll and Chief of Clan Campbell.
  • The 18th century planned town of Inveraray featuring Old Jail, church and may other interesting buildings of architectural interest.
  • The extensive Loch Fyne, famous for its oysters.
  • Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, a high fish restaurant located about 5 miles out of town.

Overall its best to allocate at least a full day to get the full benefit from a visit to Inveraray. 

Inveraray

Inveraray, Scotland

 

Inveraray Castle, Scotland

Inveraray Castle

Loch Fyne, Inveraray

Loch Fyne, West of Scotland

View of Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar at Loch Fyne

Elsewhere today, I have beenworking on a couple of private tours for next year and corresponded with a journalist who is researching information on the Glasgow Tobacco ‘Lords’ of the 18th century. Also, posted information on Kerr family history to my separate Glasgow Ancestry blog.

Weather here in Glasgow is cold and getting colder. Temperature has remained below freezing all day.

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