In 1873, Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy, sketching and painting. In her diaries, she wrote 'I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot', and little has changed almost 150 years later.
Visitors to this 19th-century castle can enjoy some of Scotland's finest scenery, from views of the mighty Ben Nevis to dense groups of luscious evergreen trees, and the sparkling waters of the private loch.
A place to relax in peaceful surroundings, but only 3 miles from the bustling Highland town of Fort William, this 5-star castle hotel gives you a choice of 17 uniquely-designed spacious, luxurious bedrooms.
You will marvel at the enormous chandeliers and painted ceilings, and friendly and courteous staff are on hand to respond to your every need.
Every detail for your comfort and enjoyment has been carefully considered.
Each of the 17 bedrooms and suites has its own individual design and character, along with spectacular views of the grounds and private loch. Alternatively, the two-bedroom Gate Lodge is situated at the entrance of the hotel and offers splendid views of Ben Nevis.
Room facilities include 40” televisions disguised as mirrors, personal safe, radio, free internet access and DVD player available upon request.
All rooms boast luxurious Peter Reed 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton bed linen and Inverlochy Castle’s bespoke range of Arran Aromatics Toiletries.
Inverlochy Castle's Albert and Michel Roux Jr Restaurant is an experience to savour. A drink by the fireplace in the Great Hall precedes a 5-course modern British cuisine with French influences, internationally recognised by all major guides. The dining room features elaborate furniture gifted to Inverlochy Castle by the King of Norway.
Dinner is priced at £67 per person for a sumptuous four-course table d'hôte menu. Smart dress code applies for dinner (jacket and tie for gentlemen).
Light lunch and afternoon tea are available in the Lounge, plus the castle has 24-hour room service.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel is situated in the Highland region of Lochaber, known as 'The Outdoor Capital of the UK'. There are many events and things to do in the local area, with many taking place on and around the largest mountain in the UK - Ben Nevis.
The nearby Achnacarry Estate spans approximately 75,000 acres and offers a vast range of activities, including wildlife & scenic tours, photography tours, hill walks, stalking, fishing and much more. Transport to and from Inverlochy Castle can be arranged.
Fort William Golf Club is an 18-hole course measuring some 6200 yards off the white tee and 5464 yards off the yellow tee. This challenging course is but at the foot of Ben Nevis and is surrounded by stunning scenery.
Canadian canoes, kayaks, sailing and windsurfing allow you to enjoy the waters of Loch Oich to its fullest. For relaxation, motor boat, rowboats and pedalos are available.
Cyclists can try everything from gentle forest rides to adrenaline-pumping downhill tracks.
Clay-pigeon shooting, archery and knife or tomahawk shooting can be arranged within the castle's grounds for all levels of experience.
Try the challenge of handling a four-wheel drive vehicle over rugged terrain in the picturesque countryside of Kinlochleven with 'Mud Factor'.
In winter, skiing or snowboarding are available at Ben Nevis. Instruction, hire and pass packages available.
Fishing can be enjoyed within the grounds on the castle's private Loch Na Marag or, alternatively, hire a ghillie and go further afield to fish for salmon or trout. Nearby Loch Garry has some of the best wild brown trout fishing to be found anywhere in Scotland.
Children are welcome at Inverlochy Castle, with most bedrooms able to accommodate extra beds. Archery, cycling, horse riding and even a trip of the Hogwarts Express can be arranged locally. Child-friendly facilities at the castle include a billiard room, games room, plus PlayStation.
A babysitting service is available at the castle which requires pre-booking.
Factor's Inn & Factor's Cottage are located within the grounds of Inverlochy Castle and offer room-only accommodation in comfortable bedchambers. Inverlochy Castle is just a short walk away and guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner in the castle's restaurant, subject to availability, should they so wish.
Rates are based on 2 guests sharing a room, except for the Gatelodge (up to 4 guests). All rates are inclusive of bed & breakfast and VAT.
There is no charge for children up to the age of 7 years sharing their parents' room in foldaway beds, however any meals taken will be charged pro-rata. Extra beds (8 years and over) are charged a £85 per night.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel is situated amidst the mountains and glens of the Scottish Highlands, yet is only three miles from the town of Fort William. The castle is easily accessible by road from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.
For the ultimate in luxury travel, a Rolls Royce 'Phantom' is available to pick you up from any Scottish airport and transport you back to the hotel in style and comfort; please inquire for prices.