Onshore Facilities

Inveraray has some of the finest onshore facilities in Argyll and Bute with hotels, shops, restaurants, cash points (ATMs), taxi service, access to public transport, service station, chemist shop and supermarkets. There are local visitor attractions at Inveraray Castle, Inveraray Jail, art studios, musical entertainment venues and a host of fine award-winning eateries around the Royal Burgh of Inveraray. Located close to Inveraray, at Cairndow, are LochFyne Ales farm brewery, Loch Fyne Oysters and cruises from Strachur and Dunoon. Listed below are only a few of Inveraray’s onshore facilities.

Public Transport Facilities

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

  • Accommodation

    • The George Hotel

      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.

      Main Street East


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

    • The Inveraray Inn

      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. 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.

      Front Street


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

    • Brambles

      Brambles

      Boutique rooms and apartments in Inveraray. Café Bistro serving homemade food, wine, and craft lager.

      Main Street


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

    • Loch Fyne Hotel & Spa

      Loch Fine Hotel

      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/.

    • Rudha-na-Craige

      Rudha-na-Craige

      Rudha-na-Craige (pronounced RooA-na-Craige) is a beautiful Victorian house on the banks of Loch Fyne.  Built in 1863.


      For more information see https://www.rudha-na-craige.com/.

    • Inveraray Youth Hostel

      Inveraray Youth Hostel

      Inveraray Hostel offers friendly self-catering accommodation in the historic loch-side town of Inveraray, Argyll. We provide simple, comfortable rooms, a fully-equipped guest kitchen, communal dining area, shared bathrooms, a drying room, bike shed & free parking.


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

    • Newton Hall

      Newton Hall

      This wonderful, renovated church benefits from nine well-appointed bedrooms, off-road parking to the rear, a hot tub and an idyllic setting with breath-taking views of the loch and close to local amenities; the perfect setting for families or groups of friends looking to explore Scotland with the option to bring two of their beloved canine companions.


      For more information see https://www.uniqueretreats.org/newton-hall/.

    • Fyne Holidays

      From big houses to small character cottages; cottages that welcome dogs, and some that don’t – we have self-catering accommodation to suit everyone.

      With multiple properties in the heart of Inveraray, we look forward to helping make your next getaway one to remember!


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

    • Argyll Caravan Park

      Argyll Caravan Park logo

      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/.

  • Eateries

    • Fyne Fish & Chips

      Fyne Fish and Chips

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

      Main Street West


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

    • Samphire

      A lobster

      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/.

    • Cottage Restaurant

      Cottage Restaurant

      A local family run restaurant est 1997. We source as much local produce as possible and make as much as possible here in the restaurant. We also try and cater for people with allergies and dietary requirements.

      Off Church Square


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

    • Ocho Inveraray

      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/.

    • Skippers Bistro

      Skippers Bistro logo

      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.


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

    • Loch Fyne Oyster Bar (Cairndow)

      Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

      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.


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

  • Tourist Attractions

    • Inveraray Castle

      Inveraray Castle in winter

      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.

      Argyll Estates


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

    • Inveraray Highland Games

      This year’s games will be held on Tuesday 16th July 2024 in the grounds of Inveraray Castle. The Games celebrate our rich culture and heritage with field and track events, piping, highland dancing competitions and heavyweight events including the world championships for tossing the caber. You will also find a good selection of local Scottish food and drink stands as well many trade and charity stalls.

      Argyll Estates


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

    • Argyll Estates Archives

      Argyll Estates

      The Archives are open to individual researchers and for group visits and tours. We support genealogical, local history and academic research.

      Cherry Park, Argyll Estate.


      For more information see https://www.friendsoftheargyllpapers.org.uk/.

    • Inveraray Jail

      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/.

    • Fyne Ales Farm Brewery (Cairndow)

      Four beer bottles from Fyne Ales

      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.


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

  • Fuel

    • W D Semple (Fuel)

      W D Semple

      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/.

  • Shops

    • The Pier Shop

      The Pier Shop

      Take-away food, souvenirs and gifts and our opening hours are 7.30am – 5.00pm daily.

      Front Street


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

    • MacIntyre’s of Inveraray

      MacIntyre’s of Inveraray

      Specialists in country wear with many famous brands in stock.

      Main Street East


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

    • Dewars Boot Store

      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.

      Main Street East


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

    • Purdie's of Argyll

      Purdies

      Our skincare and beauty products are handmade in Oban.

      Main Street West


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

    • The Courtyard

      The Courtyard

      Gifts, Jewellery, Arts, Crafts, Cards, Toys, Homewares, plus much more .

      Front Street.


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

    • Sweet Memories Inveraray

      Sweet Memories

      All types of sweeties, please come in and have a look.

      Main Street East


      For more information see https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100029115117048.

    • Bogey Doyle's Hardware

      Bogey Doyle’s is a hardware store and a bit more and is regularly described as a real Aladdin’s cave.


      For more information see https://www.facebook.com/bogeydoyle6/.

    • Fyne Malts of Inveraray

      Fyne Malts of Inveraray stocks a range of whiskies, including Highland, Lowland and Speyside malts. We also carry a range of bottles from our lost distilleries which is constantly changing.

      Main Street East


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

    • Highland Fling

      Gift shop in Inveraray, selling unique Scottish gifts and souvenirs

      Main Street West


      For more information see .

    • Loch Fyne Whiskies Inveraray

      We have a huge range of whiskies, from our very own blends and well-known malts to rare bottlings and irreplaceable expressions. And we’ll blether with you at length about them all if you happen to be passing our store and workshop here on the shores of Loch Fyne.

      Main Street West


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

    • Edinburgh Woolen Mill Inveraray

      Clothing, knitwear, Scottish gifts, souvenirs, casual wear and country clothing and a fyne’ selection of malt & blended whiskies

      The Anvil, Front Street


      For more information see https://www.facebook.com/pages/The%20Edinburgh%20Woollen%20Mill%20Inveraray/169835820362433/.

    • The Harbour Gallery

      Harbour Gallery

      The Harbour Gallery showcases  prints by the late artist and owner Stuart Herd, alongside local artists work, memorabilia and ceramics.

      Main Street West


      For more information see https://www.theharbourgallery.com/inverarayarea.

    • The Stable Gallery

      The Stable Gallery

      The Stable Gallery – Paintings, Fine Art Prints, Gifts and Cards.

      Off Church Square
      Email: The stable gallery


      For more information see https://inveraraypier.scot/onshore-facilities/.

    • Sid's Vintage

      A small family run vintage and preloved clothing shop, who buy and sell true vintage and retro items along with many great modern quality designer and popular sport brands.

      Church Square


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

  • Supermarkets

    • Londis Inveraray

      Londis

      Visit your local Londis convenience store at Inveraray for a wide range of everyday essentials including confectionery, top up grocery items, fresh produce, and food to go. With flexible opening hours, friendly independent Retailers, and great deals on big brand products in Inveraray, we have everything you need conveniently on your doorstep.


      For more information see https://www.londis.co.uk/our-stores/londis-inverarary.

    • Co-Op

      On-demand groceries. Shop online and get delivery or collection. Open every day 7am to 10pm

      The Avenue


      For more information see https://www.coop.co.uk/store-finder/PA32-8UQ/the-avenue.

    • Day-Today

      Our Day-Today stores are committed to going that extra mile for our customers.
      We take great pride in servicing our local communities, providing a cash and carry ‘one-stop-shop’ for all essentials.

      Main Street West


      For more information see https://www.day-today.co.uk/.

  • Health & Welfare

    • Pharmacy

      Inveraray Pharmacy logo

      Medical supplies. NHS Pharmacy First Scotland is an NHS service provided by your local community pharmacy. If you have a minor illness, a pharmacy is the first place you should go for advice.

      Main Street East


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

    • Emergency

      Locations of Defibrillators

      • Phone box  Church Square
      • Side of Semple’s garage on the Barn Brae

      In any location dial 999 and state which Defibrillator you want to use and you will be given a code to access the Defibrillator.

      Nearest Accident and Emergency Hospital

      Mid Argyll Community Hospital and Integrated Care Centre
      Blarbuie Road, Lochgilphead, PA31 8JZ

      Tel 01546 462000

       


      For more information see https://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/local-services/accident-and-emergency/mid-argyll-community-hospital-and-integrated-care-centre-a-e-lochgilphead/.

    • The Little Foragers Kitchin

      Vicky Manning

      Vicky Manning is a Wilderness Therapeutic Practitioner, trauma informed coach, forager and outdoor educator.

      She has worked with both community groups and private individuals in Scotland for over 20 years.

      Her passion for the outdoors was sparked as a child, spending time living and travelling collecting wild food and medicine for the pot and the store cupboard.


      For more information see https://thelittleforagerskitchen.com/.

  • Marinas, Cruises, Chandleries and Boat Repairers

    • Strachur Bay Moorings Association

      Strachur Moorings

      At present we manage 32 moorings, two of which are reserved for visiting boats. The Association also manages a short stay landing pontoon.

      Our area is centred on Strachur Bay in Upper Loch Fyne, Argyll and we have authority from the Crown Estate to administer moorings on either side of this on the Strachur side of the loch.


      For more information see http://www.strachurbaymooringsassociation.org/.

    • Portavadie, Loch Fyne Scotland (Marina)

      Portavadie Marina

      THE MARINA

      55° 52.232’N  5° 18.996′ W – CH80

      Set in a man-made lagoon on Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland, Portavadie is one of the UK’s most modern marinas, with 230 sheltered deep-water berths and stunning purpose-built marina facilities.


      For more information see https://www.portavadie.com/sailing/the-marina/.

    • Argyll Yacht Rigger Limited

      Argyll Yacht Riggers west of Scotland

      We live in Argyll, on the west coast, but we’re also mobile throughout the whole of Scotland, occasionally working in remote marinas like Inverness, Stranraer & Stornoway.

      We have a Clyde based mobile workshop. One of our Riggers lives just minutes from Inverkip, so we’re perfectly placed to work in any of the Clyde marinas.


      For more information see https://argyllrigger.co.uk/.

    • The Marina at Tarbert Harbour

      Tarbert Harbour Marina

      Conveniently situated on the shores of Loch Fyne – within easy sailing distance of the marinas on the Clyde, and near to the Crinan Canal, the marina at Tarbert Harbour has evolved greatly over the years.


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

    • Ardoran Marine Ltd

      Ardoran Hoist near Oban

      Ardoran Marine, just five miles south of Oban, was established in 1986 and lies on the secluded, undisturbed shores of Loch Feochan. Just a stones throw from the bustling town of Oban, the Gateway to the isles, where, as Oban’s premier outboard engine dealer we serve Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland .


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

    • Swordfish Marine

      Swordfish Marine at Sandbank Dunoon

      Swordfish Marine is a young company established in 2007, designed to cover every aspect of a boater’s needs. Right from the smallest repair to the largest service.

      We are based at the Holy Loch Marina in Sandbank, Dunoon.


      For more information see http://www.swordfishmarine.co.uk/.

    • Fyne Sea Tours (Strachur)

      Sea tours from Strachur

      We are a locally based family run business, we have been sailing these waters for over 20 years, join us aboard so that we can share our passion with you for the surrounding area

      Based in Strachur, Loch Fyne.


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

    • Argyll Cruising (Dunoon)

      Unwind on the West Coast of Scotland on a Unique Small Boat Cruising Holiday. Explore the Picturesque West Coast of Scotland and the Hebrides on our Unique Scottish Cruises

      Based in Sandbank, by Dunoon, Holy Loch Marina.


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

  • Pier Contractors

    • D.A.MacDonald

      D. A. MacDonald logo

      D. A. MacDonald (Contractors) Ltd are a civil engineering company based in Lochgilphead, Argyll. We are exceeding expectations on a daily basis by attacking a range of challenging jobs across Scotland that pin-point us as ambassadors in our field of expertise. Take a look around our website to get to know the services we offer, and what we can do for you.


      For more information see http://www.damacdonald.co.uk/.


The Royal Burgh