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TITLE
Inveraray
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_262_P144
PLACENAME
Inveraray
DISTRICT
Mid Argyll
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Inveraray
DATE OF IMAGE
1805
PERIOD
1800s
CREATOR
J M W Turner
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31065
KEYWORDS
towns
buildings
clans
castles
jails
Loch Fyne
Clan Campbell
Inveraray

Inveraray stands on the shores of Loch Fyne and was once the County Town of Argyll. The waterfront town is the second Inveraray. The original town was demolished and relocated by the 3rd Duke of Argyll to make way for Inveraray Castle in 1740.

As a result of the relocation the town is full of Georgian buildings. Buildings of special note include the Episcopal Church which was built with two parts, so that English and Gaelic services could be conducted side by side. Other notable buildings include the Court House and the Jail. The Bell Tower in the town is a memorial to the Campbells who died in the First World War. The tower contains ten bells and is said to be the second heaviest peal in the world.

Inveraray Castle is still the home of the Dukes of Argyll who are the chiefs of the Campbell clan.

This illustration was taken from 'An Excursion to the Highlands of Scotland and the English Lakes, with recollections, descriptions and references to historical facts', by Joseph Mawman

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Inveraray

ARGYLL: Inveraray

1800s

towns; buildings; clans; castles; jails; Loch Fyne; Clan Campbell

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Inveraray stands on the shores of Loch Fyne and was once the County Town of Argyll. The waterfront town is the second Inveraray. The original town was demolished and relocated by the 3rd Duke of Argyll to make way for Inveraray Castle in 1740.<br /> <br /> As a result of the relocation the town is full of Georgian buildings. Buildings of special note include the Episcopal Church which was built with two parts, so that English and Gaelic services could be conducted side by side. Other notable buildings include the Court House and the Jail. The Bell Tower in the town is a memorial to the Campbells who died in the First World War. The tower contains ten bells and is said to be the second heaviest peal in the world.<br /> <br /> Inveraray Castle is still the home of the Dukes of Argyll who are the chiefs of the Campbell clan.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'An Excursion to the Highlands of Scotland and the English Lakes, with recollections, descriptions and references to historical facts', by Joseph Mawman