Take a Day Tour to picturesque Inveraray to visit the stunning Castle, the recent setting for Downton Abbey, the quaint shops and the fascinating 19th century jail on Loch Fyne.
You will travel up the banks of Loch Lomond, stopping to photograph the largest freshwater lake in the UK, and around Loch Long to Inveraray, a picturesque small town on the banks of Loch Fyne. Visit Inveraray Castle, (the fictitious Duneagle Castle), home to the Duke of Argyll, with beautifully preserved interiors spanning many generations of Campbells and the recent setting for Downton Abbey. The Castle is a remarkable and unique piece of architecture featuring four imposing French influenced conical spires surmounting the stone castellated towers.
Take a wander around The Edinburgh Woollen Mill for a wonderful selection of traditional and contemporary knitwear, high street fashions and many gifts and souvenirs or browse some of the unique shops situated on the main street, especially the Loch Fyne Whisky Shop where you may even be offered a dram! A short distance away is the famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar where some of the finest seafood can be enjoyed. A fascinating insight into prison life in the 19th century awaits you at Inveraray Jail. Real people portray life in this award winning prison. Interact with costumed characters, watch courtroom trials, meet the Warder, go to jail and witness cell life, sample the punishments, browse the exhibition of prison artefacts, then make your escape.
Kilchurn Castle has a four-storey tower built in the mid-15th century by Sir Colin Campbell, 1st of Glenorchy. Much enlarged in 1693, it incorporates the first purpose-built barracks in Scotland. The substantial ruins are some of the most picturesque in the country with spectacular views down Loch Awe. Return through Crianlarich and drive along the entire length of Loch Lomond to return to Glasgow.
Duration: 8 hours (starting in Glasgow).
This itinerary is only a guide as other historical sites can be incorporated into a tailored sightseeing tour of your own making. The Tour price does not include your entrance fees unless stated, lunches, dinners or the drivers gratuity.