Crarae Gardens | Day Out With The Kids

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Crarae Gardens

  • Inveraray
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Attraction Information

Near the banks of Loch Fyne, on the west coast, immerse yourself in Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden.
The informal hillside layout of mature woody plants radiating out from the burn creates a wondeful natural effect.
It is a magical spot at any time of year, with the earlier flowers of countless rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias being replaced later in the season by the rich tints of foliage and fruit.
You may be fortunate enough to see deer with fawns; you will almost certainly see a huge variety of birds, including treecreepers, ravens, woodpeckers, dippers and birds of prey such as buzzards, sparrowhawks and peregrine falcons, which nest nearby.


Image "Eucalyptus Tree" copyright S. Rae via Flickr / Image cropped vertically from original.

Opening hours

Garden: all year, daily 9.30am to sunset. Visitor Centre: 1 April to 31 July, daily 10am to 5pm. 1 August to 31 October, Thursday to Monday 10am to 5pm.


Adult £6.50 Family £16.50 1 Parent £11.50 Concession £5

Travel & Contact Information


South of Inveraray, Inveraray, Argyll and Bute, PA32 8YA, Scotland

Phone number

0844 493 2210



Click here to visit Crarae Gardens' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Crarae Gardens has not told us about their parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Crarae Gardens has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Crarae Gardens has not told us if they are fully wheelchair friendly.

Crarae Gardens has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Crarae Gardens has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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