Inveraray Castle
Main Street, Inveraray
Inveraray Maritime Museum
Inveraray
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When Lennon and McCartney penned the words to 'The Long and Winding Road', they'd probably just returned from a day in Inveraray. Then again, maybe not. For the road to get there, whether from Glasgow or Oban or wherever, is indeed a long and winding one, as it weaves its wiggly way through great glens where mighty mountains glower and glare. The journey to Inveraray offers some of the best scenery to be found anywhere in Scotland. Who could fail to be impressed by that stunning view down Glen Croe as the bus teeters on the edge at the 'Rest and Be Thankful' viewpoint near Arrochar?
And when eventually you arrive in Inveraray you will find it to be a seriously picturesque town. It nestles at the side of a vast loch and is surrounded by the sort of views that will have your bottom jaw bouncing off the ground. Best to tape it up before you go. For such a small town it presents a very grand appearance. There is a large Georgian wall with many arches that faces the water, and which will probably be the first thing you notice as you arrive. It was once the entrance to a wide avenue lined with 300-year-old beech trees. But then the trees became - and I quote - 'dangerous' (which possibly means they had become mean and moody in the way that you do when age has caught up with you) and took to dropping branches on the heads of passers-by. So they were all cut down. New trees were planted, but I'm not going to be around in 300 years to witness the grandness of what is at present, and rather sadly, just another car-park.
INVERARAY CASTLE
MAIN STREET, INVERARAY
INVERARAY MARITIME MUSEUM
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How to
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You can get a bus to Inveraray from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station.
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