A must-see visitor attraction
Inveraray Castle is the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll, Chief of the Clan Campbell and the iconic, must-see visitor attraction on the West Coast of Scotland.
Designed by Roger Morris and decorated by Robert Mylne, the fairytale exterior belies the grandeur of its gracious interior. The famous Armoury Hall contains 1300 pieces including Brown Bess muskets, Lochaber axes, 18th century Scottish broadswords and preserved swords from the Battle of Culloden.
The State Dining Room and Tapestry Drawing Room contain magnificent French tapestries made especially for the Castle, fabulous examples of Scottish, English and French furniture and a wealth of other works of art. The unique collection of china, silver and family artifacts spans the generations which are identified by a magnificent genealogical display in the Clan Room.
The traditional tearoom offers a range of teas, coffee, home baking, light meals, snacks and ice creams and the shop incorporates and utilises the vaulted ceilings and other design features of the castle basement to create a relaxed ambience where visitors can take time to consider the vast array of quality gifts and books.
Why work at Inveraray Castle?
Inveraray Castle is a great place to work as manager because all staff are employed by a very approachable owners.
The Castle Manager’s line manager is a people focussed leader who recognise and appreciate good work ethic and a can-do attitude from all staff which in turn engenders a positive approach which filters down through the ranks.
Great staff retention
The castle forms one of the key elements of a successful diverse business where all departments support and complement one another providing financial stability over the long term. Personal service and quality are at the heart of the business philosophy and the fact that the retention of our employees, often for decades, is testament to the good working environment.
Inveraray has the dual benefit of a thriving rural coastal Highland town with all of the community and social benefits that brings, including very good places to eat and drink, but the town also benefits from being only an hour and a half from the culture, shopping and bright lights of Glasgow city centre.
The market towns of Lochgilphead and Oban are 40 minutes and one hour distant for more local trips. For those with a love of the outdoors, whether that be walking, sailing, history or sports, there are plenty of options on your doorstep.
Credit all imagery to Inveraray Castle and Nick Hugh McCann