If you are heading to Fort William any time soon, you will more then likely be going there for the experience of seeing or maybe even walking up Ben Nevis. However, if you are looking for somewhere to go for a bit of luxury, relaxation and a really lovely experience, then may I recommend Inverlochy Castle Hotel.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel, is a former mansion from the 19th century that was known as a castle. It was built in 1863 by William Scarlett the 3rd Baron Abinger. In 2001 it was voted number 17 in the Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the the ‘best hotels in Europe’.
The hotel is located in Torlundy which is about a ten to fifteen minute drive from Fort William and there is access by bus routes as well. There are many room types available at the hotel that are devoted to providing luxury and you can purchase anything up to a suite. Have a look at the website. it may be pricey but the views surrounding the hotel and the comfort of the rooms make it worth it. The hotel is also home to the restaurant of Michel Roux Jr which we will be discussing in a future article.
There is so much to see at the hotel, there is a nature walk, a pond and lots of fields. Also, there are many activities that you can pay to do on site as well such as clay pigeon shooting.
Last Christmas, we were staying in the area and for the last couple of nights we decided to treat ourselves and stay at Inverlochy Castle to experience it. I have to say, I have stayed in many hotels across the world and this is definitely one of my favourites. The staff were incredibly friendly, the rooms were amazing and the food was absolutely magnificent.