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Inverlochy Castle

THE GRAND HOTEL OF THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

Probably the castle in your dreams. With just 17 luxury rooms, exquisite traditional decors and landscaped grounds, together with fine dining and its very own whisky library, Inverlochy Castle is the benchmark Scottish Highland hotel. 

Inverlochy Castle Hotel sits in one of Scotland's most dramatic locations, it is hard to dream up a more romantic location. Sat on the shores of it's own loch and with Ben Nevis looming just behind guests are immediately blown away by the castle's breathtaking setting. 

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the UK and is often snow-capped, the loch adds an extra dimension to the location of this elegant and luxurious, award winning castle. Indeed Inverlochy Castle Hotel has previously been awarded, 'Best Hotel in Europe', 'Best Service in Europe', Scottish 'Luxury Hotel of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2013' and even 'Conde Nast Johansens Best Destination 2014'. 

Explore below the host of exciting activities and services to enjoy whilst at Inverlochy Castle. 

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Overview

Each of the 17 bedrooms have private bathrooms and their own individual design and character, The rooms have wonderful views of the grounds and of course the surrounding mountains.

Room facilities include flatscreen televisions with DVD player (on request), personal safe, cd player, radio, iron/ironing board. 

Dining Experience

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 the castles 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. A light lunch is served along with dinner and afternoon tea. The menu features modern British cuisine with French influences which is internationally recognised by all major guides. The castle's restaurant has been awarded AA 3 Red Rosettes.

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

(To the right, Christmas at Inverlochy Castle is a joy).

(Fishing on the loch infront of the castle - majestic mountains surround the setting).

 

Hunting & Shooting

Hunting and shooting trips can be booked with Inverlochy Castle Hotel and this year's shooting dates are listed below. Should you need further information Sandgrouse Travel are more than happy to provide you with additional information. 

Scotland Shooting Seasons

Pheasant 1st October - 1st February
Partridge 1st September - 1st February
Grouse 12th August - 10th December
Ptarmigan 12th August - 10th December
Blackgame 20th August - 10th December
Common Snipe 12th August - 31st January
Woodcock 1st September - 31st January
Duck & Goose
(Inland) 1st September - 31st January
Duck & Goose
(Foreshore) 1st September - 20th February
Coot/Moorhen/Golden Plover 1st September- 31st January
Hare No close season

Deer

Red stags 1st July -20th October
Red Hinds 21st October - 15th February
Sika Stag 1st July - 20th October
Sika Hinds 21st October - 15th February
Fallow Bucks 1st August - 30th April
Fallow Does 21st October - 15th February
Roe Bucks 1st April - 20th October
Roe Does 21st October - 31st March

Fishing and Boating

Fishing can be enjoyed on Loch Na Marag in the Castle grounds or alternatively, Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions can arrange to hire a ghillie who will accompany you. With a ghillie you will be able to go further afield with a boat on a loch and fish for salmon or trout.

Loch Garry has some of the best Wild Brown Trout fishing to be found anywhere in Scotland.

Deep water trolling, spinning and bait fishing on these lochs is from a fully kitted Orkney 520 accompanied by the ghillie at a cost of £155.00 to £195.00 per day. All the specialised tackle required is supplied.

Kinloch Hourn provides the hotel with some outstanding sea fishing for Thorneback Ray, Pollock, Skate, Wrasse, Dogfish, Gernard, Cod, Conger and in season good Mackerel. Sea fishing sessions on an 18ft. Plymouth Pilot, including all tackle can be arranged.

Tuition in fly casting and fishing can be arranged depending upon fishing location. Fishing for Trout and Salmon is available on the upper River Garry on a day ticket basis, the quality of fishing is dependant on water levels.

Salmon

15th January - 6th October

Trout

30th March - 1st October

By Road

If self-driving Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions will provide you with your directions to the hotel which correspond to your itinerary. 

Travelling distances
Glasgow 105 miles 2.5 hours
Edinburgh 145 miles 3 hours
Oban 50 miles 1.25 hours
Perth 100 miles 2.5 hours
Inverness 65 miles 1.5 hours
Aberdeen 175 miles 3.5 hours

Inverlochy Castle Hotel is perfectly situated amongst mountain and glen, yet only three miles from Fort William town centre on the A82 road from Glasgow to Inverness. An alternative road from Edinburgh or Perth is the A9 via Dalwhinnie.

By Air

International arrivals from the US, Canada and Europe arrive directly into Glasgow and Edinburgh in the summer, with UK connections landing at all Scottish airports including Inverness and Aberdeen.