INVERLOCHY

CASTLE HOTEL

★★★★★

LOCATION

Inverlochy Castle sits nestled amongst the foothills of Scotland's highest mountain - the mighty Ben Nevis - and in some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. The manor is surrounded by landscaped gardens and rhododendrons. The area surrounding Inverlochy Castle is rich in landscape and history, to name but a few of these breathtaking places - the falls at Glen Nevis, the monument at Glenfinnan and the mountains of Glencoe.

Inverlochy castle is only 3 hours' drive away from Edinburgh and only 2 hours and 50 minutes from Glasgow.

Getting There

By Road

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is perfectly situated amongst mountain and glen, yet only three miles from Fort William town centre on the A82 road from Glasgow to Inverness. An alternative road from Edinburgh or Perth is the A9, via Dalwhinnie.

The castle't concierge team will be delighted to pick you up from any Scottish airport and transport you back to the hotel in style and comfort in a Rolls Royce Phantom. Prices are available on application for this additional service.

The Rolls Royce can also be hired for day tours.

By Air

International arrivals from the US, Canada and Europe arrive directly into Glasgow and Edinburgh in the summer, with UK connections landing at all Scottish airports including Inverness and Aberdeen.

By Rail

The Caledonian Sleeper Service from London Euston terminates at Fort William Railway Station, after what is often a wonderful journey through the mountains. The castle's courtesy bus will drop you to and from Fort William Station, by prior arrangement. Please enquire when making a reservation.

There is also a regular service from Glasgow, which has connections to the rest of the country.

By Helicopter or Chauffer Driven Car

Inverlochy Castle has its own helicopter landing site and the map reference is No.41 NN138767.

Activities

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is situated in Lochaber, the 'Outdoor Capital of the UK'. Take advantage of this stunning location and experience some of the following exciting activities which can be arranged for you:

Sporting & Country Pursuits on Achnacarry Estate

Achnacarry Sporting & Country Pursuits is based on Achnacarry Estate, in the Highlands of Scotland, approximately 7 miles from Spean Bridge. The estate extends to approximately 75,000 acres and there are a wide range of activities to suit all interests and abilities, including wildlife, sightseeing & photography tours, hill walks, stalking, fishing and much more.

You will be picked up and returned to Inverlochy Castle Hotel for all tours and activities.

A Round of Golf at Fort William Golf Course

Fort William Golf Club is an 18 hole course, measuring some 6200 yards off the white tee and 5464 yards off the yellow tee. You will not only enjoy the test of this challenging course, but also experience the magic and splendour of the Lochaber scenery.

Built in 1974 at the foot of Ben Nevis, the course offers a great day out for all types of golfer. In the past, the course was renowned for being wet due to the Lochaber rain, but major drainage works along with new paths, bridges, tees and many new features over the last four years, make Fort William well worth a visit; even the West Coast weather has been great over the last few years!

The 6th at Fort William is one of the finest par 3s in Scotland. Although a short hole measuring only 125 yards, it is very testing with heavy rough off the front of the tee. A 15 foot burn surrounds the green with a bunker on either side and heavy rough and trees through the back.

Whitewater Rafting

Canadian canoes, kayaks, sailing and windsurfing allow you to enjoy the waters of Loch Oich to its fullest. Topo Duo give you an unforgettable whitewater / kayaking experience. The thrills and spills of waterskiing, wake boarding, bumpers and bananas are only surpassed by the jetbike. For relaxation, motor boat, rowing boats and pedalos are ideal.

Mountain Biking

If you wish to cycle gentle forest tracks and take in stunning views of beautiful mountain scenery or you want the adrenaline pumping action of the world cup downhill track, it can be arranged.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Clay pigeon shooting can be arranged within the castle's grounds for all levels of experience. Archery, air rifle and knife and tomahawk throwing allow you to test your aim.

Off Road Driving

Try the challenge of handling a four-wheel drive vehicle over rugged terrain in the picturesque countryside of Kinlochleven with Mud Factor.

Winter Activities

With Nevis skiing range at Inverlochy's door, you can take to the snowboards and ski. Instruction, hire and pass packages are all available.

Climbing at The Ice Factor

As well as being the biggest indoor ice climbing facility in the world, this features the UK's largest articulated rock climbing wall and a competition-standard bouldering hall, making it the perfect place to practise, train and learn every conceivable mountaineering skill.

Great stay - your staff were world class and a great asset to you - the hotel speaks for itself . - Neil Bright