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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  • Nice pitstop, if it's on your way, delivers some nice pictures, also go all the way to the back to the river, the sound of the water is very soothing :)
  • Nice walk along the river from Ft William to the castle, beautiful area.
  • Nice. But it's not actually a castle it's ruins
  • Intriguing ruins still a work in progress but even the workers are very knowledgeable in preservation plans
  • We were doing a bike ride around Fort William and got into a thunderstorm so we found this place and hid in the ruins while the storm was over

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