Photos courtesy of Inverlochy Castle
Single rooms: £280–425
Double rooms: £335–595
Rates include breakfast and VAT
Open: all year
Inverlochy Castle is 3 miles north of Fort William. With prior notice the staff will arrange for you to be picked up at the Fort William train station, or even Prestwick, Glasgow, or Edinburgh International airports.
On site: tennis
Nearby: golf; fishing; hunting; horseback riding; hiking
Yes. Civil ceremonies. Exclusive use available.
Today’s castle of gray stone turrets, merlons, and battlements sits in 50 acres of woods and gardens on the shore of Loch Linnhe. Though the outdoors reflects the untamed Highlands with its rugged coastline, stormy seas, and rushing rivers, you’ll find inside Inverlochy a world of refined elegance and luxury.
A lovely frescoed ceiling and crystal chandelier highlight the two-story grand hall. Period furnishings, fine artwork, Oriental rugs, fireplaces, and gorgeous flower arrangements provide beauty and comfort in the public rooms, and a billiard table is available for the indoor sportsman.
All of the guest rooms look out on Ben Nevis. They are furnished with chintz-upholstered chairs and sofas and feature large bathrooms stocked with bath oils and fine soaps.
Dining at Inverlochy is a special experience. Earlier in the day you tell the staff your preference—whether it is wild salmon, Angus beef, or duck—and it is served to you that evening on silver and crystal in a dining room (jacket and tie required) overlooking the hotel’s private loch. After dinner you can take your Madeira or coffee into a drawing room lined with lovely mirrors and fine paintings and chat with other guests. In the morning, breakfast is brought to your room. When weather permits, lunch and tea are served on the terrace.
Gorgeous location with stunning views of Ben Nevis.