Inverlochy Castle Hotel , Fort William, Argyll – 5 Star

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is a beautiful 19th century castle surrounded by the luscious green of the evergreen trees and the sparkling blue from the nearby loch. Being in Scotland’s finest Country Hotel, you will enjoy the holiday of a lifetime, where every detail for your comfort and enjoyment has been carefully considered and one which you are sure never to forget.

The area surrounding Inverlochy Castle is rich in landscape and history, to name but a few of these breath-taking places – the falls at Glen Nevis, the monument at Glenfinnan and the mountains of Glencoe. During a trip to Balmoral in 1873, 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’. Nestling in the foothills of the mighty Ben Nevis, Inverlochy Castle sits amidst some of Scotland’s finest scenery.

Dining at ‘Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle‘ is a culinary experience to savour, with the legendary father and son taking the helm of the kitchen and offering the finest dishes using local produce. Dining is in any of our three dining rooms, each decorated with period and elaborate furniture presented as gifts to Inverlochy Castle from the King of Norway, creating a unique experience in unrivalled surroundings.

 Accommodations :

Each of the 17 bedrooms, all with private bathroom, have their own individual design and character, along with splendid views of the grounds and surrounding mountains. Room facilities include 30 inch Phillips mirror televisions, personal safe, cd player, radio, iron/ironing board. DVD player available upon request.

Queen’s Suite (Room no. 1)
Room type: Suite
King’s Suite (Room no. 3)
Room type: Suite
Prince’s Suite (Room no. 5)
Room type: Junior Suite
Ben Nevis (Room no. 6)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Gairlochy (Room no. 7)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Mary Shaw (Room no. 8)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Aonach Mor (Room no. 9)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Torlundy (Room no. 10)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Iona (Room no. 11)
Room type: Standard Dbl/Twin
Spean Bridge (Room no. 12)
Room type: Standard Dbl/Twin
Isle of Skye (Room no. 14)
Room type: Superior Dbl/Twin
Glencoe (Room no. 15)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Glenfinnan (Room no. 16)
Room type: Junior Suite
Arisaig (Room no. 18)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Loch Eil (Room no. 19)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Loch Na Morag (Room no. 20)
Room type: Large Dbl/Twin
Glen Nevis (Room no. 23)
Room type: Large Double
Inverlochy Gate Lodge
Self Contained Accommodation

 Dining :

 ‘Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle’

Dining at ‘Albert and Michel Roux Jr at Inverlochy Castle’ is a culinary experience to savour, with the legendary father and son taking the helm of the kitchen and offering the finest dishes using local produce. Dining is in any of our three dining rooms, each decorated with period and elaborate furniture presented as gifts to Inverlochy Castle from the King of Norway, creating a unique experience in unrivalled surroundings.

The menu features modern British cuisine with French influences which is internationally recognised by all major guides. We have been awarded AA 3 Red Rosettes.

The dress code for gentlemen for dinner in the restaurant is a jacket.

We serve Light Lunch and Afternoon Tea in our Lounge and Dinner in our Restaurant

 Golf :

If Scotland is the home of golf then Ayrshire is its capital. With a stunning collection of challenging links courses it really is a perfect place for golf break in Scotland.

So if you’re looking for a break away and to play some of the UK’s best golf courses then why not stay at The Marine Hotel in Troon. The hotel has a wide selection of rooms available for every kind of stay.

More about Golfing Breaks in Troon

Ayrshire has over 40 golf courses, but it’s The Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick, which are previous and future hosts of the Open Championship, that put Ayrshire on the golfing map.

Royal Troon has two fabulous courses, the Old Course and the Portland Course. The Old Course is the most famous of the two and is a traditional out and back links course, rated amongst the best in the world due to sheer challenge of the course itself coupled with the picturesque views. On a clear day, you can see the impressive mountains on the Isle of Arran to the west and the distant Ailsa Craig to the south.

The reason why Royal Troon is world renowned is because it has been selected to host the prestigious Open Championship eight times in the past and will be hosting the tournament in 2016. Past Open champions at Royal Troon include Justin Leonard, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Watson, Tom Weiskopf, and Arnold Palmer. The last six Opens at Troon have been won by Americans, a British or European player hasn’t won at Royal Troon since Arthur Havers in 1923.

It boasts both the longest (6th hole) and shortest holes (8th hole) used at Open Championships. The 8th has earned the nickname “the postage stamp” because of how accurate your tee shot needs to be. The 18th hole is overlooked by the Royal Marine Hotel which is one of the reasons why the hotel is so popular for golf breaks in Ayrshire. Although short, it can take anything from a wedge to a 3 iron to reach the green due to the variable wind conditions. It’s this type of challenge that has been enticing golfers to test their skills on the course since it was founded in 1878.

Turnberry was last used as Open Championship venue in 2009 and is a 30-minute drive from the Marine Hotel. It’s most famous course is the Ailsa and the “lighthouse hole” is one of the most iconic holes in golf.

Prestwick is the birthplace of the Open Championship after it hosted the inaugural tournament in 1860. Seven of the original twelve greens used in the 1860 Open Championship are still in use and the course, on a day when the wind and rain gets up, provides the stiffest of golfing challenges. The course is a ten-minute drive from Marine Hotel Troon and is a must-visit for golfing historians.

In Ayrshire, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to what courses to play during your short golf break in Scotland. Whether you decide to play one of the major courses like Royal Troon, Turnberry and Prestwick or lesser-known, but equally impressive courses like; Kilmarnock Barassie, Irvine Bogside, Dundonald Links and the quirky Girvan, you’ll go home with fantastic memories and probably a few less golf balls!

Activities :

Daytime Activities available at Inverlochy

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is situated in Lochaber, the Outdoor Capital of the UK. Take advantage of our stunning location and experience some of the following exciting activities which we can arrange 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.

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, tee’s and many new features over the last four years makes 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, row 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 our 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 our door, you can take to the snowboards and ski. Instruction, hire and pass packages available.

Climbing at the Ice Factor

As well as being the biggest indoor ice climbing facility in the world, it 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.