Things To Do in Inverary, Argyll

There is a wealth of activities available in the local area making us an ideal destination for a range of events from activity holidays with family and friends to corporate away days and team building events.Perhaps you fancy an afternoon fishing in the loch, or playing a few rounds of golf.Pack your walking boots anddiscover the stunning surrounding landscape by foot. Or test your sea legs by hiring a boat for the day and enjoying views of Inverary from out on the water.

Here’s our selection of the best activities on offer:


Local walks

Keen walkers will be spoilt for choice in Inverary. Walk up to the 18th century watch tower (known as Dun-na-Cuaich) in the castle grounds, which takes from one to three hours from the hotel and back, depending on which route you take. Or walk out to the Dubh Loch, which takes around two hours. Maps are available at reception. Free and suitable for all. Sturdy footwear essential!

Please see walking maps here.



Loch Fyne was formed around 10000 years ago when glaciers retreated and rising sea levels flooded the lower reaches of Glen Fyne. It’s the longest and deepest of Scotland’s many sea lochs, and it’s seafood-rich. Loch Fyne and the nearby Loch Awe are renowned for large stocks of fish including Wild Brown Trout (British Record), Rainbow Trout, Salmon and Monster Pike - increasing your chances of landing your supper!

Visitors don’t even require a permit to fish in Loch Fyne - some have been known to throw a fishing line off the pier in the town’s centre. Loch Awe is just 10 miles down the road from Inveraray. Free and suitable for all - and some patience and/or a hip flask will probably help...

Golf / 

There are 25 golf courses within Argyll and the Isles. The nearby Inveraray Golf Club, on the outskirts of Inveraray, has a beautiful (if challenging) 9-hole course which is always popular with our guests. A 70 par course over 5598 yards, it has spectacular view of Loch Fyne. Also nearby is the 18-hole course Machrihanish Golf Club.



Make a day of it and hire a motor boat, rowing boat or canoe. Loch Awe Boats hires out row boats and canoes at £7.50 per hour / £15 per 4 hours / £25 per day and motor boats at £20 per hour / £35 per 4 hours / £50 per day.

  • Charges include buoyancy vests and fuel
  • Fishing tackle is for sale or hire
  • Fishing guides by prior arrangement
  • Discounts for three or more days/boats

Loch Awe Boats is just 10 miles away from Inverary, on the B840 three miles south of Cladich (off the A819 Dalmally to Inveraray Road).


Argyll Adventure Tel:01499 302611

Ranked by TripAdvisor as the number one attraction in Inverary. Whether you’re an experienced horse-rider or a beginner, Argyll Adventure provides well trained horses and ponies and experienced riding coaches allowing you to enjoy the unique experience of seeing Loch Fyne on horseback. Plus paintball (aged 12+), laser storm (aged 6+), crossbow range (aged 10+), rock climbing (aged 6+) and bungee trampoline (aged 4+). Group bookings available all year and fun for the whole family. Priced from £8 per person.


Quadmania / Tel: 01369 810289

Quadmania provides a range of exciting outdoor activities including quad biking, archery and clay shooting, gorge walking, mountain biking, rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking and sailing. With over 2000 acres to play on! Suitable for the whole family, with prices from £25 per person (archery for one hour).  


Sightseeing Tours

To really help immerse yourself in the holiday experience and get to know an area quickly, you can book a sightseeing tour. With knowledgeable Scottish tour guides who will take you off the beaten track, who knows what you’ll discover? Have your very own Scottish adventure...

Here are our recommendations:

Recommended by TripAdvisor, About Scotland aims to show you the hidden gems of our beautiful country – the real Scotland. With door to door pick-up and tours ranging from one to 30 days, all your tour needs are catered for. Tours operate from Glasgow (only an hour’s drive from the hotel) and prices start from £20 per person.

Highlights include:

Glencoe, Oban and Inverary Castle

  • From Glasgow, the tour heads west to the pretty village ofLuss on the banks of Loch Lomond before driving into the Highlands through magnificent mountain landscapes to Glencoe(Glen of the Weeping)
  • After stopping at Castle Stalker,you’ll arrive at the picturesque harbour town of Obanforlunch - sample some excellent seafood at one of the harbour’s many fine restaurants
  • See the spectacular part-ruins of Kilchurn Castle(a former clan Campbell stronghold) before arriving at Inverarayfor avisit to Inverary Castle (our favourite!)
  • A £20 deposit per person is required to confirm the booking