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Getting There -- The nearest rail station is at Dumbarton, 72km (45 miles) southeast, where you can make bus connections to Inveraray. For rail schedules, call tel. 08457/484-950, or visit www.nationalexpress.com.

The Citylink-926 Service operates buses out of Glasgow, heading for Dumbarton, before continuing to Inveraray. Transit time is about 2 hours. Monday through Saturday, three buses make this run (only two on Sun). The fare is £8 one-way, £16 round-trip. For bus schedules, call tel. 08705/505-050, or visit www.citylink.co.uk.

If you're driving from Oban, head east along A85 until you reach the junction with A819, at which point you continue south.

Visitor Information -- The tourist office is on Front Street (tel. 01499/302-063; www.inveraray-argyll.com). It's open from June to mid-September, daily 9am to 6pm; mid-September to October, April, and May, Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm and Sunday noon to 5pm; and November to March, daily noon to 4pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.