This afternoon, I am posting information on one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions, namely Inverarary Castle in Argyll on the West of Scotland.
This Castle is inextricably linked with Clan Campbell whose chief resides at the Castle to this day.
The Campbells moved to the present site on Loch Fyne from Innischonnell Castle (a ruin) during the late 15th century.
The 1st Earl of Argyll built a conventional (by the standards of the day) fortified Tower House but two centuries later, after creation of the Dukedom, this building was deemed inappropriate. The 2nd Duke of Argyll thus embarked on construction of a grand mansion to reflect his family’s standing and wealth.