In winter, the Highlands are often wild, windswept and beautifully dramatic.
They make the perfect backdrop to a romantic getaway and, when it comes to romance, Inverlochy Castle is in a league of its own.
Queen Victoria spent a week here in 1873 and wrote in her diaries ‘I never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot.’
We wouldn’t argue although we would point out that Inverlochy Castle Hotel has been much improved since Victorian days.
Often cited as Scotland’s finest country house hotel, Inverlochy Castle is a world class destination which sits just outside Fort William.
Located amongst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands of Scotland, Inverlochy is a seventeen room, boutique hotel where every detail of guests’ comfort and enjoyment has been carefully considered.
From the award-winning food to the Rolls Royce Phantom which guests can hire, everything about Inverlochy Castle Hotel reflects the very best of Scottish hospitality.
Naturally, the elegant surroundings are matched by the warmth and friendliness of the staff. It really is a stunning hotel.
It is also a member of The Collection, a group of small, luxury hotels under the management of ICMI.
This Big Deal is a fantastic opportunity to experience all that Inverlochy Castle Hotel has to offer.
Available Sunday to Thursday, the offer is for two people to enjoy a luxurious night in a large double room with a spectacular Scottish breakfast in the morning.
Each of the bedrooms has their own individual design and character, along with splendid views of the grounds and surrounding mountains.
Room facilities include mirror televisions, personal safe, CD player, radio and iron/ironing board. DVD & video player and personal laptop computers with internet access are available upon request.
Breakfast is included in the offer. If you choose to take other meals here then you are in for a truly memorable experience.
Dinner at Inverlochy takes place in three dining rooms, each decorated with elaborate, period furniture presented as gifts to Inverlochy Castle
from the King of Norway.
The menu features modern British cuisine which is internationally recognised by all major guides and has been awarded three AA Rosettes.
The four course table d’hôte changes regularly but typical dishes might be the crispy wild sea bass with courgette flower, Isle of Barra crab mousse and a sauce vierge or the loin of Perthshire lamb with its own shoulder, tapenade gnocchi and herb jus sesame salad.
Inverlochy Castle Hotel is situated in Lochaber, A.K.A. The Outdoor Capital of the UK, and is well known for its mountain biking and climbing. Of course, Inverlochy can arrange anything from horse riding to fishing for guests. Ben Nevis can be seen from a number of the hotel’s rooms should you fancy stretching your legs.
Alternatively, take tea in the Great Hall and see if you can spot the entrance to the secret library.
Inverlochy has its own helicopter landing site but it’s equally as accessible by car with Glasgow, Perth and Edinburgh all under a three hour drive. This makes Inverlochy Castle Hotel very convenient for a short break.
Queen Elizabeth II and Robert De Niro have stayed here. Their thoughts on their stay aren’t recorded but lots of other visitors have written to TripAdvisor. These headlines from recent reviews give a typical flavour:
‘Close to perfect.’
‘Impressive for when you want to impress.’
‘Jewel of the Highlands.’
The Big Deal writer can add to the praise. I spent the night here once and have never forgotten it. From the grandeur of the Great Hall to the opulence of the rooms via the superb cooking, Inverlochy is a hotel that stays with you.
Make someone happy
Ideal for a romantic treat; perfect for a luxury short break or simply because you just want to experience it, this Big Deal is an excellent opportunity to experience the style, luxury and elegance of Inverlochy Castle Hotel.