The stunning Inverlochy Castle is our next ICMI property to explore. Beautifully located amongst the glens, lochs and mountains of the West Highlands of Scotland, Queen Victoria, who visited the castle frequently to escape her busy life, said that she “never saw a lovelier or more romantic spot”. Situated in Fort William and reflected in its own loch backed by Ben Nevis, it’s no wonder Inverlochy Castle is renowned as being the finest country house hotel in Scotland. The hotel regularly attracts distinguished guests. Charlie Chaplin was the castle’s first celebrity guest and since then the hotel has played host to Robert Redford, Sean Connery and Elton John as well as politicians and royalty including HM Queen Elizabeth.
As a guest at Inverlochy Castle, you will receive a royal welcome in the Great Hall and then shown to one of the 17 bedrooms, each with different interior designs, stunning views of the grounds and surrounding mountains. You can view photographs of each of the bedrooms, suites and Gate Lodge here. The bathrooms in each room are all individually designed and have large walk-in rain showers, free standing baths, beautiful tiles and double sinks.
Dining at Inverlochy Castle is a true culinary experience. The castle’s restaurant, Albert and Michel Roux Jr. at Inverlochy Castle, offers fine dining in three elaborately decorated dining rooms with furniture gifted from the King of Norway. The restaurant offers modern British cuisine with French influences in the form of tasting menus with the option of carefully selected paired wines and delightful afternoon tea with the option of a glass of Albert Roux’s Rose Champagne. Some of the fine dining dishes you can enjoy include,
Loin and Shoulder of Carse View Farm Lamb, Polenta, Aubergine, Tomato;
Seared Orkney Scallops, Rice Cream, Buttered Sea Beets, Lemongrass Sauce;
Roasted Malaig Langoustine, Split Peas, Cumin, Sauce Bisque;
Friedericka and Ali Gowers Hand Crafted Bean to Bar Chocolate Ganache, Passion Fruit, Caramel.
The menus at Albert and Michel Roux Jr. at Inverlochy Castle change frequently to reflect the fresh Scottish produce available.
Inverlochy Castle is an excellent base for exploring the Scottish Highlands and for taking scenic drives such as the North Coast 500. There are also plenty of day activities close by to fill your time including skiing at Ben Nevis during the winter, white water rafting, clay pigeon shooting and a round of golf at the Fort William golf course.
Inverlochy Castle is the ideal place to treat a loved one. From afternoon tea to an overnight stay or a culinary experience at Albert and Michel Roux Jr. at Inverlochy Castle, there is a gift suitable for anyone and is perfect for anniversaries, retirement gifts, birthdays and many other special occasions. For the full range of Inverlochy Castle gift vouchers click here.