Onshore Facilities

Welcome to The Royal Burgh of Inveraray

The pier is the pearl of a great town.  Situated at the northern end of Loch Fyne the Royal Burgh of Inveraray overlooks the Loch with its deep waters and sheltered bays. Established in 1745 by the 3rd Duke of Argyll, head of the powerful Clan Campbell, the town is an absolute set piece of Scottish Georgian architecture. Key buildings to visit include Inveraray Castle, the neo-classical church, Inveraray Jail and courthouse, now an award-winning museum that graphically recounts prison conditions from medieval times up until the 19th century. The town is a gateway to the Highlands & Islands and provides an excellent base for day touring placed within easy access south to the Mull of Kintyre; Oban on the west coast with access to the Islands; north to Glencoe and Fort William and south-east to Loch Lomond and Glasgow. The pier will again become a community asset and is for all locals and visitors to enjoy. A leisurely stroll, fishing, accessing water sports or for access onshore to dine in some of the town’s excellent eateries. Inveraray has some of the finest onshore facilities in Argyll and Bute. Hotels, shops, restaurants, cash points (ATMs), taxi service, access to public transport, service station, chemist shop, supermarkets many of whom are listed below.

Public Transport Facilities

Please check transport timetables before travel and the opening times of shops and places to visit in the Royal Burgh.

  • The George Hotel

    The George Hotel, a family run hotel, dates back to 1751 and offers excellent facilities and Scottish hospitality. A live music venue with an excellent summer garden bar and dog friendly.


    For more information see https://www.thegeorgehotel.co.uk/.

  • The Inveraray Inn

    The Inveraray Inn is the oldest and most historic hotel in Inveraray as well as being one of the most iconic hotels on the west coast of Scotland. It occupies an unrivalled location on Inveraray’s Front Street, overlooking Loch Fyne. This famous hotel, which has also been known in the past as The Great Inn, The Argyll Arms Hotel and The Argyll Hotel, offers excellent local produce with traditional Highland hospitality.


    For more information see https://inveraray-inn.co.uk/.

  • Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

    A hint of peat from the fire leads into the beating heart of our Inveraray hotel and Loch View Bar. Spa facilities are available. A dog friendly hotel promises long walks along Loch Fyne and beyond over the hills.


    For more information see https://www.crerarhotels.com/loch-fyne-hotel-spa/.

  • Inveraray Castle

    Inveraray Castle the home of the Duke and the Duchess of Argyll, Chief of Clan Campbell. The Castle is open during the summer season, for visitors to explore this unique heritage, enjoy the gardens, tearoom, and shop for Scottish crafts and gifts. It is the venue for the Inveraray Highland Games on Tuesday 18th July, 2023.


    For more information see https://www.inveraray-castle.com/.

  • Inveraray Jail

    Inveraray Jail, formerly County Buildings, is a municipal structure in Church Square, Inveraray. The structure, which was the headquarters of Argyll County Council as well as a jail and a courthouse, now a museum, is a Category A listed building.


    For more information see https://www.inverarayjail.co.uk/.

  • Inveraray Coastguard

    In an emergency dial 999 or call the Coastguard on VHF channel 16.


    For more information see https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064363555116.

  • Skippers Bistro

    Excellent, friendly bistro situated in the Argyll Caravan Park on the shores of Loch Fyne. 2.4 miles due south of Inveraray on the A83. The Bistro is presently closed for a winter break.


    For more information see https://www.facebook.com/skippersbistro/.

  • Loch Fyne Oyster Bar (Cairndow)

    World famous for oysters and all things fish, the restaurant and shop provide superb Scottish produce. Situated just north of Inveraray on the A83 at Cairndow. Mail order facilities are available.


    For more information see https://www.lochfyne.com/.

  • Fyne Ales Farm Brewery (Cairndow)

    Situated at the north end of Loch Fyne, Cairndow, Fyne Ales Farm Brewery produces the finest local beer drawing water from the hills and brewing in converted farm buildings.  They create modern, ambitious, and progressive beers in a wide variety of styles. Visit the tap room to enjoy a selection of their beers. Visits to the brewery can be arranged. Mail order facilities are available.


    For more information see https://shop.fyneales.com/.

  • Argyll Caravan Park

    Situated just 2.4 miles south of Inveraray on the A83 this site overlooks Loch Fyne. Located in the beautiful Argyll countryside ideal for walking and with slipways on the shore line is ideal for water pursuits.


    For more information see https://www.argyllcaravanpark.com/.

  • The Wonky Pot

    A fascinating pottery and gift shop to visit and by arrangement try your hand at being a potter. Head south out of Inveraray on the A83 or enjoy a short walk from the town. Dog friendly but just watch their tails !


    For more information see https://www.facebook.com/NewtownInveraray/.

  • Brambles

    Boutique Rooms and Apartments in Inveraray. Cafe Bistro serving homemade food, wine, craft lager


    For more information see https://www.facebook.com/BramblesInveraray/.

  • Samphire

    Situated at the south end of the historic fishing town of Inveraray on the banks of Loch Fyne, Samphire is a small seafood restaurant using locally sourced sustainable seafood and shellfish along with meat and game from the surrounding hills and glens.


    For more information see http://samphireseafood.com/.

  • Fyne Fish & Chips

    Family run chippy. Brilliant chips, generous portions, cracking staff, definitely worth a visit.


    For more information see https://www.facebook.com/FYNE-Fish-Chips-107838937485124/.

  • W D Semple (Fuel)

    W D Semple has been trading since 1953. South end of the town on the A83. For all but 4 we have been selling Renaults. We are the oldest established Renault car dealer in Scotland.


    For more information see https://www.wdsemple.com/.

  • Ocho Inveraray

    A fully licensed Brunch, Lunch, Coffee and Cocktail venue by the pier, with dinner served every weekend, we are proud to offer only the freshest ingredients delivered daily from local suppliers, with exceptional views of the rolling hills of Argyll and Bute from all angles.


    For more information see http://ochoinveraray.co.uk/.

  • MacIntyre’s of Inveraray

    Specialists in country wear with many famous brands in stock.


    For more information see https://www.macintyrescountrywear.co.uk/.

  • Dewars Boot Store

    Part of the MacIntyres Family, Dewars is a small shop located just next door to its sister shop, MacIntyres of Inveraray. It offers a range of outdoor apparel and accessories.


    For more information see https://www.macintyrescountrywear.co.uk/collections/dewars-boot-store.

  • Purdie's of Argyll

    Our skincare and beauty products are handmade in Oban


    For more information see https://www.purdiesofargyll.com/.

General Stores

Gift Shops

Restaurants

Please check transport timetables before travel and the opening times of shops and places to visit in the Royal Burgh.