Things to do in Inveraray include the celebration of local culture and heritage through annual Highland Games and local museums like Inveraray Jail.

Forest trails and lochside walks may include chance encounters with local wildlife, such as red deer. Loch Fyne borders Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and gives access to Oban and the Mull of Kintyre on the west coast of Scotland.

Things To Do

Discover Inveraray

The charming town of Inveraray was established in 1745 by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell. A short walk from the hotel and you are in the town centre with various shops and attractions.

Some of our top tips within Inveraray:

- Inveraray Castle: the family home of the Duke of Argyll, visit the castle throughout summer and the all-year-round gardens.
- Inveraray Bell Tower: we recommend climbing to the top for outstanding views of the loch.
- Inveraray Jail: a perfectly preserved 19th-century jail and courthouse, dogs are welcome.
- Shopping: the town centre of Inveraray features many shops selling crafts, food items, clothing and whisky.


There's a lot to explore and discover in the area around the loch and further afield, making Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa an excellent base for those who wish to day tour before returning to recharge following a day's adventures.

Some of our top tips within Argyll:

- Kilchurn Castle: one of the most photographed castles in Scotland, overlooking Loch Awe.
- Auchindrain Township: a true look into highland history and heritage.
- Scotland's Rainforest: even rarer than a tropical rainforest, the native woodlands with consistent rainfall and mild temperatures are home to the world's rarest mosses and other habitats.

Walks In The Area

From forest trails to lochside walks, there are plenty of options to put on your walking boots go on an adventure while staying at Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa.

Some of our top tips of local walks:

- Gruffalo Trail: perfect for families with figures and fairy doors along the way.
- Dun Na Cuaiche: a 5km route which provides a spectacular view over Inveraray Castle and the town
- Inveraray Forest Circuit: discover the entire town on this 10km circuit.
- Beinn Bhuidhe: an isolated Munro which is a total of 21.5km, recommended for a fine clear day where views from the summit are outstanding.


There is so much to do in and around Inveraray for adrenaline seekers. Below are some of our top tips for adventures. Our team have contacts for local partners who can curate a day of adventure during your stay.

Some of our top tips:

- Wild swimming: take a dip in the refreshing waters of Loch Fyne.
- Horse riding: there are treks available for all levels that can be booked through local partners, including rides along the shores of Loch Fyne.
- Cycling: Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa is perfectly located for those looking to cycle The Caledonia Way, the Wild About Argyll Trail and various other road and forest trails.

My Inveraray

Directions to Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

From Glasgow, follow the Great Western road (A82) along the western shore of Loch Lomond. At Tarbet, take the A83 for over the Rest and be Thankful mountain pass. As you enter Inveraray, go past the famous Inveraray Jail and our hotel is located 400 yards further along on the right. From the south, as you enter Inveraray, Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa is in the row of prominent houses on your left hand side, facing the loch.

Nigel L

"We wanted a hotel with views in the lovely town of Inveraray and we are delighted that we chose the Loch Fyne. Excellent location just 6 minutes walk from the centre of town, with views over the Loch, a superb room with a super king bed, exceptionally clean throughout the hotel and to top it all a great group of staff who all seemed enthused & keen to give us the best possible experience."

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Inveraray a town or village?

Inveraray is a town in Argyll and Bute, located on the western banks of Loch Fyne.

Is Inveraray Castle worth visiting?

We definitely think so. Inveraray Castle is a popular attraction amongst our guests, and arguably one of the best castles in Scotland. The drive contains breathtaking scenery, the castle itself is described as fairytale with gorgeous architecture. You can spend hours browsing their collections and exploring the beautifully kept grounds.

Does Inverary have a beach?

Inveraray does not have a beach, however, it boasts beautiful views across the shore on Front Street. There is a picturesque walk which takes you from Front Street, along to Inveraray Castle.

Are there otters in Loch Fyne?

Loch Fyne is home to an abundance of magnificent wildlife, particularly stunning seabirds such as cormorants, gannets and swans. In summer, there have been several occasions where there have been sightings of seals and otters from the shore of Loch Fyne. You might even spot a red squirrel when exploring the woodlands and forests.

Is Loch Fyne the longest loch in Scotland? (Longest sea loch)

Loch Fyne is 65km (40 miles) long which flows from the Sound of Bute, making it the longest sea loch in Scotland.

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