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. 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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  • August 20, 2017
    Been there last weekend with my family. My 7 year old and 4 year old loved it. Free to enter, lovely place for kids to run about.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Old and ruined with scaffolding. I appreciate it is an old ruin and I'm supposed to soak up the history. But there is very little literature to read. As ruins go, it's not great, but we were just out ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    take a picnic and chill out here. No gift shop...yay. Just a ruin but we thought it was worth a look around. Queen Victoria wasn't impressed though.  more »

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Where to stay in Fort William

A B&B along the high street provides access to pubs and cultural life. However, luxury hotels set among idyllic countryside are outside the city center. Consider a stay inside a refurbished historical building at one of the handful of guesthouses. less expensive lodging is also available in scenic areas within walking distance of the high street, or main street.
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