Inveraray, Scotland July 2011

I took a visit to Inveraray which is a quaint little town and the gateway to Argyll and the Islands, and is home of the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town in 1745.

The best part of Inveraray is it’s quay side and black and white style buildings, with an addition of a castle and jail.

In 1744 the third Duke of Argyll decided to demolish the existing castle and start from scratch with a new building. The castle was 40 years in construction, and the work was largely supervised by the Adam family, still renowned to this day as gifted architects and designers. The end product was not a castle in the traditional sense, but a classic Georgian mansion house on a grand scale.