Inverlochy Castle is one of Scotland’s finest historic hotels. The castle is uniquely located amongst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands of Scotland, yet only 3 miles from the bustling town of Fort William. Inverlochy was built in 1863 by the first Lord Abinger, near the site of the original 13th century fortress. In September 1873 during a trip to Balmoral, Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy sketching and painting where she wrote in her diaries ‘I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot’. Inverlochy had been a private residence for over a hundred years until 1969 when it was converted from a family home to Scotland’s finest country house hotel. Particular emphasis has been placed on marrying the elegant surroundings and atmosphere of the hotel, with a warm welcome and friendly, efficient service. At Inverlochy you will experience one of the most relaxing and exciting vacations of a lifetime, where every detail for your comfort and enjoyment has been carefully considered.
There are 17 guestrooms at Inverlochy. Each room has its own individual design and unique character, along with splendid views of the grounds and surrounding mountains.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- 30 -Inch Mirror TV
- Personal Laptop with Internet Access
- CD Player & Radio
- DVD player
- Personal Safe
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Playstation II Console Available Upon Request
Dining at Inverlochy:
Dining at Inverlochy is truly an experience to savour, in any of the Castle’s three dining rooms. Each is decorated with period and elaborate furniture presented as gifts to Inverlochy Castle from the King of Norway.
Menus feature modern British cuisine, which has been internationally recognised by all major tourist & culinary guides. Inverlochy has been awarded AA 3 Red Rosettes and 1 Michelin Star. Luncheons at Inverlochy are particularly good value and combined with only the best personal service, the hotel offers guests and visitors a unique experience in unrivalled surroundings.
Menus for larger parties can be tailored to suit personal requirements by Head Chef – Mr Philip Carnegie.
The dress code for gentlemen for dinner in the restaurant is jacket and tie.
A wonderful Afternoon Tea, complete with mouth-watering sandwiches and delectable pastries is also served at Inverlochy.
On The Map: Fort William sits at the head of Loch Linnhe, and the foot of the Great Glen and snow-peaked Ben Nevis. The major A82 road runs through town connecting it with Glasgow to the south & Inverness to the northeast.
Fort. William got its name from the original fort built here in 1650 to keep the Highland clans in order. It’s a convenient touring base for the Northwest of Scotland, and a popular hub for walkers, mountaineers, and scenery lovers of every type. Its appeal is not that of a destination town, but rather its location to some of the most stunning natural beauty in Scotland. Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest, and most rugged is the most obvious draw, but it’s certainly not all. The West Highland Museum on Cameron Square exhibits the 18th century “Secret Portrait of Prince Charles.” This was done when all paintings of Stuarts were completed in obscure swirls so the viewer didn’t get into trouble for having any connection, at all, to the Stuart side of the Royal family. Just northeast of town is the acclaimed “Treasures of the Earth,” one of Europe’s finest collections of crystals and gemstones. The “Underwater Center,” on the banks of Loch Linnhe, is the world’s leading diving instruction and training center. Also north of town are the impressive ruins of Inverlochy Castle.