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Old Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Visit the ruins of a 13th-century fortress at Old Inverlochy Castle, which has been unaltered since its heyday under the reign of King Alexander III. Strategically built on the entrance to the Great Glen, a key passage through the Scottish Highlands, the castle bears witness to two significant battles in Scotland's history. The castle follows the "enceinte" style, where the main defensive line of wall towers and curtain walls enclose the position. With one side defended by the river, the other three were protected by a moat (now gone). Tour the ruins along the many footpaths that wind throughout the property. Before you head to Fort William, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Fort William vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Fort William has to offer, including Old Inverlochy Castle.
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  • It's a lovely castle ruin. I was disappointed that the inside was closed for updates/renovation. but the outside is rather picturesque and worth the pop over to see it. Hey, it's free. can't beat free...  read more »
  • This old Castle was interesting in that it was in its original state. Walls crumbling down, lots of open areas. The history was fascinating and loved that it was close to water (as many castles are) 
  • We stopped here on our way out of Fort Williams heading to Eilean Donan. This was my very first castle visit and I really enjoyed it. It's not as fancy as others but when you are there you feel the hi...  read more »
  • Free and easy to park (go right not left like we did!). Not much to see but a few boards to read about the history and a nice view of the river.
  • If you are into castles and ruined castles this is lovely. It's a ruined 13th century castle that you can walk through. There is some information here and there as you walk through it. Parking right by the castle. It's worth a stop.
  • A nice park like setting. The are some plaquards describing what you see, but not much.
  • great castle in fort william! you can walk inside but there isn't much to do. nice atmosphere, free parking.
  • Free, and it's a decent ruined castle . You are not blocked off from it, you aren't charged an arm and a leg and you can walk through it and see it all.
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