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Newton Hall Guest House

Shore Road, The Newton

Inveraray  PA32 8UH

01499 302484


ABOUT US

ACCOMMODATION IN INVERARAY, ARGYLL

Newton Hall Guest House is located on the A83 about a five minute walk from the Inveraray town centre going south. It is about half an hour drive from Lochgilphead and one hour from Oban. Glasgow is a comfortable one and a half hours drive away.

Brief history

Newton Hall is believed to have been built in 1895 as a church, with views across Loch Fyne towards Cruach nan Capull. This row of houses (The Newton) was once known as the Gallowgate. In the mid 1700's the many masons and labourers working on the Duke of Argyll's new castle were lodged here.

Plans for this new town were drawn up with the first house being built in 1753. Over the next 23 years the town gradually took shape. In 1776 the last of the houses in the old town were demolished. The result is the classic 18th century planned village with straight wide streets and dignified Georgian homes which remain today and also Inveraray Castle, still home to the Duke of Argyll.

Inveraray itself was built on the site of an earlier fishing village by the 3rd Duke of Argyll. In the mid 1700's he demolished the old village in favour of a grand castle and embarked on one of the most ambitious rebuilding programmes ever seen in the Western Highlands. Plans for this new town were drawn up with the first house being built in 1753.

Over the next 23 years the town gradually took shape. In 1776 the last of the houses in the old town were demolished. The result is the classic 18th century planned village with straight wide streets and dignified Georgian homes which remain today and also Inveraray Castle, still home to the Duke of Argyll.

Stayed at Newton Hall as a party of three on a short weekend break, all rooms were immaculate, lovingly furnished and very comfortable. Owners, Bill and Janice, are friendly and very helpful, and Bill makes a great breakfast!

Newton Hall is just a minute's walk from Inveraray - a stunningly pretty village which has a good choice of bars and restaurants. It's and a great base for exploring the lochs and coastline of beautiful Argyle. Highly recommended.