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. There is also the self-contained Gate Lodge for those seeking a little more privacy – the perfect option for a Highlands honeymoon.
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.