The Inch Hotel on Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is an historic country lodge hotel with unrivalled views over Scotland’s most famous Loch. Located in an iconic spot, above picturesque Inchnacardoch Bay, the hotel provides top quality accommodation on Loch Ness. All guestrooms are very well-equipped, complete with free WiFi internet access, telephones, hair-dryers, tea and coffee making facilities and flat-screen TVs with Free View. Dining at the Inch Hotel is an absolute pleasure. The hotel’s AA award-winning restaurant has some of the best views of Loch Ness in the house, and serves a superb Scottish menu, using locally-sourced produce that is prepared fresh every day. The hotel also boasts a relaxing bar and lounge that have an open log fire and over 60 malt whiskies to choose from. Scenic Urquhart Castle is just 20 minutes away by car, whilst Fort Augustus village centre is within walking distance of the hotel.
Rooms at the Inch hotel come in a variety of shapes and sizes, all with wonderful views over Inchnacardoch Bay on Loch Ness, or the forested hills which for the backdrop to the hotel grounds. Each room is decorated in its own individual style, with a mix of modern, shabby-chic style furniture and period antiques that compliments the historic but homely feel of the hotel.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- High-Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Flat-Screen TV/DVD with Free View Channels
- Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
- Heated Towel Rack
- Fluffy Bath Towels
- Complimentary Toiletries
Restaurant at The Inch:
The Inch’s restaurant has won an AA rosette for culinary excellence and excels in modern, Scottish cuisine. It also enjoy views of Loch Ness that will take your breath away, but not your appetite. Scotland is home to some of the world’s finest fish, meat, game and vegetables. We don’t need to go far from Loch Ness to get the best produce for our larder and what’s more, with around 90% of what we serve coming from Scotland, we know exactly who produced what and how it was grown, raised or made. Our chef works with local suppliers to help us choose the best ingredients for each time of year. We pride ourselves on getting the simple things right at the Inch starting with our food; good local produce packed with flavour, classic mains and desserts that draw on Scotland’s heritage and award winning cheeses from across the region.
The Whisky Bar:
The Whisky bar at the Inch Hotel is very popular both with locals as well as international visitors from around the world, who thoroughly enjoy the great range of single malts available from across Scotland. You won’t be disappointed by the tremendous selection of whiskies, currently around 80 different, and interesting single malts, including a large number of Single Cask Malt whiskies; the beer and lagers on draft and bottled ales of Scotland. You will be delighted with the warm and friendly atmosphere, and the passion, knowledge and professionalism of everyone working at the Inch Hotel.
On The Map: Fort Augustus is located at the southern end of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. The main A82 road connecting Fort William (to the southwest) and Inverness (to the northwest), passes right through town.
Fort Augustus takes its name from the fort built in this location, after the defeat of the 1715 Jacobite uprising. It named after King George II’s younger son, Prince William Augustus, who later became the Duke of Cumberland. The infamous “Butcher Cumberland” was responsible for repressing the Highlands and destroying the ancient clan system after the final defeat of the 1745 Jacobite uprising at Culloden. Today, almost nothing remains of the original fort, although parts thereof were incorporated into the Benedictine Abbey (pictured) when it was built in 1876. Fort Augustus’ main attraction (aside from the natural beauty of its surrounds) is the Caledonian Canal, which bisects the town. The canal connects Corpach near Fort William with Clachnaharry in Inverness, was completed in 1822, and at 60 miles long can be regarded as one of Scotland’s greatest engineering feats. To the north the canal enters Loch Ness, and within the village itself is a series of stacked locks that provide a relaxing and entertaining spectacle. Immediately next to the locks is the Caledonian Canal Heritage Centre – an excellent place in which to gain an insight into the history and operation of the Canal. This area is part of a very attractive village centre, built along either side of the locks. The Clansmen Centre is another interesting diversion, where appropriately attired guides demonstrate 17th century clan weaponry, and provide insights into what clan life was really like.