Old Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

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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. To visit Old Inverlochy Castle and get the most from your holiday in Fort William, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fort William trip planner .
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  • You can circle the castle and go into it, access is free and open all year round. Much of castle is currently closed off. There are two informational signs. Not very interesting, and the visit over wi...  more »
  • Old inverlochy castle is not actually a castle, but more a ruin. This ruin is also not great so you quickly around. If you have time for, I would recommend you to this place. If you are in a hurry you can safely skip this.
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  • It’s easy to imagine the every day running of the castle with the information panels. It was quite muddy under foot thou so watch your step in winter!  more »
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  • Old castle in ruins but strategically located on the banks of river. Very beautiful and quiet location. Not much to see in the castle but a very scenic place
  • It's free which is nice but it is in ruins and not too much to look at.
  • Very very old. You walk in. Can see the 4, nice. Walls and than walk out. Not a very big deal. But i wouldnt mis it!
  • Small castle ruins in the country side. A few signs explaining local history but not much to see except outer walls.
  • You can explore the ruins of this castle for free! If you are in the area it's worth it to stop here and marvel at the outer walls of an old castle!
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