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Fort William | Scotland

Inverlochy Castle Hotel

A Highland Retreat

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Originally Built In

Associated Family Names
Scarlett, Abinger
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Number of Rooms

Famous Guests
Queen Victoria, Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Sean Connery, JK Rowling

Type of Architecture

Fort William, Scotland

Perfect for
Couples, Weddings, Family Gatherings, Fine Dining

Property type
Hotel, Exclusive use


About Inverlochy Castle Hotel

This Inverlochy hotel is an enchanting 19th-century baronial mansion in Fort William, situated at the foot of Ben Nevis. Situated in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the hotel’s dramatic surroundings are unlike any other. Overlooking Britain’s highest mountain, the hotel offers majestic views of its own private loch and surrounding glens. As you approach the hotel, you’ll be greeted by one of the great wonders of Scotland, the famous Glencoe and Great Glen, giving you a sense of the grandeur that lies ahead.

Our history

Queen Victoria's Escape

Originally built in 1863, this magnificent Inverlochy hotel was owned by William Scarlett, 3rd Baron Abinger; a British peer and soldier who served during the Crimean War and succeeded his father as Baron Abinger in 1861. The Scarlett family crest can still be seen on the spectacular ceiling of the hotel’s Great Hall dining room. Queen Victoria visited the Scarlett family at Inverlochy Castle in 1873, using the Castle as an escape when running from the British Empire. Inverlochy’s beauty is believed to have inspired Queen Victoria, as she spent her week there sketching and painting the surrounding landscape. When describing Inverlochy in her diary almost 150 years ago, she wrote ‘I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot’, which still holds true today.

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Events & Activities


Inverlochy Castle is the perfect location for your very special day, whether it is a small intimate occasion or something slightly larger, they have the setting, the history and the magic touch. Weddings at Inverlochy can be tailored to suit your personal requirements and we can arrange everything on your behalf for the most exclusive, individual and romantic wedding in the Scottish Highlands.

Sporting & Country Pursuits

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. Guided tours are conducted by locals who have connections with the Estate going back many generations.

Events & Meeting

The relaxed atmosphere is often inspiration enough for guests and, with the latest communications technology in the rooms, you can be sure that your ideas don't get lost in the rarefied Highlands air.


‘Seasgair’ by Michel Roux Jr. ‘Seasgair’ is Gaelic for warm, cosy and comfortable – exactly how you will feel. The dining experience at the castle has been transformed into something truly unique, that’s sure to surprise and delight. Overseen by two Michelin star chef Michel Roux Jr and presented by our wonderful head chef Coalin Finn, to dine at Seagair is to be transported back to the true essence of Inverlochy Castle, to experience it how guests would have when the castle was a private home. Dinner will commence at 7pm, where a glass of Champagne or a custom designed cocktail will be waiting on arrival. The evening begins in the Great Hall, where the chefs will prepare and present a carefully chosen variety of canapes, before you make your way to the warm and comfortable dining rooms to enjoy five dishes artfully devised by chef Coalin. The small, local producers that neighbour us will feature prominently across the menu; some of which are not available anywhere else!


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Inverlochy Castle Hotel
Torlundy, Fort William, PH33 6SN