That Inverlochy Castle manages not to be upstaged by its surrounds is quite a feat – after all, this 19th-century castle is tucked away in the foothills of Ben Nevis. In fact, it cuts a fine figure against the emerald forests, heathered slopes and Grampian massif.
This is one of the most desirable places to stay in Fort William, as Queen Victoria once attested; following her artistic sojourn here, she wrote: “I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot”. The 17 rooms and suites are all individually designed and offer excellent views of the landscape.
The hotel makes it easy for the whole family to enjoy all that natural beauty on its doorstep. Take a boat out on the loch, enjoy a spot of clay-pigeon shooting on the grounds and even go skiing in the winter months.
When it comes to fine dining, you are well catered for. The father-and-son team of Albert and Michel Roux Jr, both renowned chefs, head up Inverlochy’s award-winning restaurant. Enjoy delicious dishes that put local produce in pride of place.