Inveraray Hostel, Dalmally Road, Inveraray, Argyll, PA32 8XD
The historic town of Inveraray, on the western shore of Loch Fyne is a superb location for exploring Scotland’s Southern Highlands and Islands. Inverarary Hostel is perfect for independent holidaymakers who cherish an opportunity to socialise with other guests. The communal spaces and affable staff promote a convivial, cooperative atmosphere where travellers from many different backgrounds have a chance to meet, exchange stories, and relax in an informal environment. The hostel offers basic but comfortable accommodation in private rooms and shared dormitories from £17 per person. Inverarary Hostel has a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and wee lounge, and a lovely garden with picnic tables, continental breakfast, day-time access & towel hire. Inveraray is less than an hour and a half’s drive from Glasgow airport and boasts a fine range of shops, pubs and eateries, as well as a magnificent 18th century castle in wooded grounds. There’s woodland walks where you might spot red squirrels and roe deer, and, not too far away, are mountains. Access points for Munros in the Arrochar Alps, Glencoe and the Trossachs can be easily reached by car.This accommodation is featured on our map of The Trossachs and Lochaber and here is its own website.
or call Dawn or Ruben on
01499 302 454
28: 4 x 4, 6 x 2, all bunk beds
March to Oct. Sole-use only Nov- Feb. Reception 3.30pm – 9.30pm.
From £17pp. Breakfast £3.90.
Online booking available. Groups of more than 12 please phone or email.
Dawn or Ruben
From A83 at Inveraray take A819, hostel 200m on left.
Bus 926 or 976 from Glasgow (about 6 per day, 7 days). Bus 976 from Oban (3 per day, 7 days). Bus 926 from Campbeltown.
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Wild and beautiful Loch Fyne at Inveraray
Take a wee wander along the shore of Loch Fyne from Inveraray Hostel, as the tide creeps out. See the Oyster Catchers and their well-camouflaged but rather exposed eggs. Or listen to the baby blackbirds freshly hatched in a nest in the hostel garden. Visit Crarae Garden to see stunning Magnolia, Rhododendron and Azalea. Or visit Ardkinglas Woodland Garden home to Britain’s largest trees and smallest birds.
Something of the past often survives into the present, but rarely does this happen to an entire village…Auchindrain is a unique place!
Auchindrain was the last “township” in Scotland to be inhabited and worked, and it is the most complete and well-preserved example that you can visit today. In townships people lived and worked together in order to survive in the Highland landscape. Auchindrain was established as a community before 1500. Its people began to leave in the 1890s but the buildings remained and became cowsheds, stables and potato stores. The last family moved away in 1967. In Auchindrain you have a chance to explore how ordinary people lived all those years ago. A visit will take you back to a vanished way of life. Auchindrain is on the A83, six miles south of Inveraray. It is set in a beautiful and dramatic landscape with excellent walks nearby.
The Loch Fyne Oyster Bar & Restaurant is situated in Cairndow at the point where the mountains meet the waters of Loch Fyne. Cairndow is an ancient village on the shores of Loch Fyne just 8 miles from Inveraray!
In the centre of the village is the Stagecoach Inn which is one of the oldest coaching inns in Scotland. Notable visitors include Queen Victoria, who changed horses here in 1875, Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of the famous poet, and the poet Keats. Kilmorich Parish Church is one of only two churches in Scotland to be built with an interesting hexagonal shape.
It is a beautiful location to explore the Scottish glens with enchanting walks, to enjoy mountain views and crystal clear waters of Loch Fyne.
Alongside the idyllic setting, the Loch Fyne Oyster Bar offers world-class seafood from the loch.
Nearby is the ancient home of the MacNaughton clan, Dunderave Castle. It is very photogenic but hard to photograph, unless you find the right layby on the road to Inveraray!