Inveraray


Inveraray

Inveraray ("Inbhir Aora" in Gaelic) is a town and former Royal Burgh in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, located on the western shore of Loch Fyne near its head, and on the A83 road. It is the traditional county town of Argyll and ancestral home to the Duke of Argyll, who founded the town in 1745, alongside his new dwelling, Inveraray Castle. Much of the town, including the church, was designed and built by the Edinburgh-born architect Robert Mylne (1733-1811) between 1772 and 1800. [Ward, Robert (2007) "The Man Who Buried Nelson: The Surprising Life of Robert Mylne". London: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 978-0752439228. pp.101, 167]

Its distinctive white buildings on the loch shore make it photogenic and it is a popular tourist destination, with a number of attractions in addition to the castle. The Georgian Inveraray Jail in the burgh is now a museum. Other attractions include the Argyll Folk Museum at Auchindrain. The Celtic "Inveraray Cross" can also been seen in the town. The Inverarary Maritime Heritage Museum is based on the iron sailing ship "Arctic Penguin", moored at the pier, along with the Clyde puffers VIC 72, "Eilean Eisdeal", renamed "Vital Spark", and VIC27 "Auld Reekie", renamed "Maggie". [cite web |url=http://www.inveraray.tv/ |title=Inveraray Maritime Experience |accessdate=2008-07-19] The Bell Tower dominates the town, and contains the second-heaviest ring of ten bells in the world.fact|date=July 2008 The bell tower is open to the public, and the bells are rung regularly.

Shinty is the most popular local sportFact|date=January 2008, Inveraray Shinty Club being crowned Scottish Champions in 2004. Inveraray and District Pipe band was formed in 2005 after a 70 years gap. In their first competing year 2006 they won a trophy at every competed competition. They are now the juvenile world champions.

References

External links

* [http://www.inveraray-argyll.com/ Inveraray Official Visitor Guide]
* [http://www.onthenet.com.au/~gmylne/mylne/theatownaofainverary.htm Description and history of Inveraray town]
* [http://www.inveraray-castle.com/ Website for Inveraray Castle]
* [http://www.inverarayjail.co.uk/ Website for Inveraray Jail]
* [http://www.argylladventure.com/ Website for Argyll Adventure]
* [http://www.visit-inveraray.co.uk/ Visitor guide to the town]
* [http://www.inveraray.tv/ Live webcam pictures from the Maritime Museum]
* [http://www.robertburns.org.uk/lochlomond_dumbarton.htm Robert Burns (poet) Links to Inveraray]


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