West coast Scotland, United Kingdom
At a Glance
Plenty of activities from wildlife viewing to mountain walks
Surrounded by beautiful grounds and countryside
A true 19th century Scottish castle
Inverlochy even has a loch where you can go fishing
Ideal location for exploring the West Coast and Glencoe
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
It is very difficult to predict the weather in the United Kingdom - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but the UK does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
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Inverlochy Castle is located in the West Highlands of Scotland. Originally a family home, it was converted into a country house hotel in the late 1960s. Nestled between the lochs, glens and mountains, it is a wonderful place to explore the highlands.
This regal 19th century hotel is located just a 10-minute drive away from the picturesque town of Fort William. The 17 rooms are all a reasonable size, each have their own individual design with a homely Scottish feel. They are all named after the Scottish highland islands, keeping the Scottish theme throughout. All rooms have lovely views on to the stunning grounds of the surrounding mountains. As with the bedrooms, all of the en-suite bathrooms are different; some are equipped with an old fashioned copper roll top baths, while others have a more modern power shower and others have a bath and a shower.
The award-winning menu at Inverlochy, can be enjoyed in each of the three dining rooms, which are all styled in a period fashion and much of the furniture was given as a gift from the King of Norway. The ingredients on the menu are sourced as locally as possible, with many of the cuts of meat and fillets of fish being reared very close by in the Highlands.
The area of Lochaber in which the castle is situated is famous for its outdoor activities, so there is plenty to keep you entertained during your stay. From golf to water sports, off road driving and mountain biking to clay pigeon shooting and climbing, there is something for everyone.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel has 17 rooms looking out on to the grounds or the mountains. All of which are well sized with traditional furnishings and Scottish touches as well as large bathrooms.
Room facilities include 30 inch Phillips mirror televisions, personal safe, CD player, radio, iron/ironing board. DVD player and video player, personal laptop computer with internet access.
Children of all ages are welcome at Inverlochy Castle and there are plenty of activities to keep them entertained including, a games and billiards room, Play Station, lots of woodland walks as well as a boat trip on the loch.
The restaurant at Inverlochy Castle is arranged into three dining rooms each furnished with period pieces. The menu concentrates on modern English style with locally sourced ingredients.
The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and afternoon tea.
A round of golf down in Fort William at the impressive 18 hole Fort William Golf Club promises a great course as well as breathtaking scenery during your round. For the adventurous, water sports including white water rafting, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing in the Loch Oich - just 30-minutes away from the castle. Or, go mountain biking through the forest, off-road driving across the rugged terrain, clay pigeon shooting or even wall climbing.
Haile Brant (Staff)
As you pass through the incredible stone doorway and into Inverlochy Castle, you can immediately recognise the grandeur. Even the dining room is stunning featuring furniture gifted from the King of Norway in 1863. While you are here, enjoy one of the many activities that can be arranged such as archery, clay shooting, falconry or just enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautifully designed garden paths spanning the entire property. You just might discover little hidden spots such as the tennis courts, the walled garden and even a chapel near the lake. Head over to Fort William during the day for some entertainment, small boutiques, cute stores and great restaurants, this picturesque town is not to miss!
Clay Pigeon shooting
Whether you are a novice or a crack shot, a morning or afternoon spent clay pigeon shooting is an exhilarating pursuit that can safely be enjoyed by anyone over the age of eight years old.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is recognised around the world as one of the most iconic images of Scotland, situated amid a striking landscape on an island where three great lochs meet. The entirety of the castle and a visitor centre can be explored at your leisure.
Glencoe Guided Walk
Lose yourself amongst the rugged, soaring mountains of Glencoe, their cragged valleys a mottled tapestry of earthy tones and spell bindingly serene beauty that belie its explosive origins and dramatic history.
The fun and spectacle of the Highland Games, one of Scotland's most quintessential experiences, makes a wonderful day out and offers a great chance to meet the locals. Events like tossing the caber, tug of war and highland dancing are bound to enthral.
The Jacobite Steam Train runs between Fort William and Mallaig on the wonderfully scenic West Highland railway line, famed for its iconic Glenfinnan Viaduct which may seem familiar as it is on the way to Hogwarts in three of the Harry Potter films.
Loch Ness cruise from Fort Augustus
Search for the mythical Loch Ness Monster during a cruise across the impressive loch. Take in the beautiful views as you cruise across the water, before landing at Urquhart Castle and exploring its ancient ruins.
Private Luxury Cruise on Loch Ness
Step aboard a luxury motor cruiser to enjoy an exclusive boat trip along Loch Ness. Your charming local hosts will regale you of stories of the loch and its many mysteries, as well as giving a delightful insight into the local life of Inverness.
Stirling Castle & the Trossachs
Stirling Castle is one of the most important castles in Scotland’s history. It has witnessed the
crowning of many Scottish Kings and Queens, and the earliest parts of the building date back as far as the 15th and 16th centuries.
The Cairngorms by mountain bike and canoe
Discover the Cairngorms National Park with your knowledgeable guide, exploring by canoe and mountain bike. Make your way across one of the park's most beautiful lochs before continuing by bike on the other side towards a barbecue lunch.
Magnificently positioned above Loch Ness, the ruins of Urquhart Castle has stood for well over a thousand years. Visiting Urquhart Castle offers superlative views and a fascinating history from St Columba to the seventeenth century when it was blown up.
Visit Castle Stalker
Castle Stalker, with its bewitching island setting against a dramatic mountain backdrop, has made it an icon of the Scottish Highlands. It is one of the best-preserved medieval tower-houses in western Scotland and a wonderful subject for photographers.
Location & directions
West coast Scotland, United Kingdom
Inverlochy Castle is located just a 10-minute drive away from the town of Fort William in the West Highlands of Scotland.
How to get there
International flights from the US, Canada and Europe arrive directly into Glasgow and Edinburgh airports in the summer, with UK connections landing at all Scottish airports including Inverness and Aberdeen.
The castle is then between a 2-3 hour drive from these airports.
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