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Inverlochy Castle

Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #9 of 16 attractions in Fort William
Type: Castles
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Fairfield County
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131 reviews 131 reviews
53 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice to see the castle. Very mysterious and dark. Mountains all around. One of the charming mysterious castle ruins we enjoyed in Scotland.

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Orlando, Florida
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Inverlochy Castle is FREE and easy to access. Although a ruin, it is well oreserved and has plenty of rooms and things to see. There are a few panels which tell you about the castle and it is nestled next to a river. We walked from Fort William on a pathway that follows behind the river. It is a 30-45... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was an unplanned visit, we stopped on our way through Fort William. It has information on its history which proves very interesting. With beautiful views of the river. We also saw a steam train passing the bridge which could be interesting for some.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a ruin, located just outside Fort William and easily reached on foot following a pathway from the ruin of Fort William. It's well preserved but there isn't much at the site to inform the visitor, beyond a couple of information panels. There's no charge and it's unmanned, and when there's nobody else around it has a nice almost... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

One of the only castle remains that isn't ruined but the cost of entry or angry tourist information sheds! It's located just 5 min drive from the little town of Fort William

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Took a walk to this ruin from our hotel after dinner. It is free to visit and set in a quiet area off the main road. There are good information boards telling the history of this castle. Would be nice to have a picnic here on a sunny day. There are walks back to town from here.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were told about the ruins of this little castle by the people in the Fort William Visit Scotland Information Centre. They suggested visiting it when giving walking directions to the Ben Nevis Distillery and Visitor Centre The ruins are set in a fairly quiet location, and as it is only a small castle it won’t take long to walk... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Inverlochy Castle dates back to 1863 and is set against some of the most magnificent scenery in the Scottish Highlands. The castle is part of a 500-acre estate and its baronial great hall has beautiful frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and an elaborate staircase. The rooms have been recently refurbished. Coat and tie are required for dinner. The staff is professional... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

worth going to look at. Easy access the site is free to get in. on the river lots of bike and walking paths

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Inverlochy is well worth the visit--a very short walk from town down the West highland way. Views of Ben Nevis behind it, and a very important castle of the Comyns in the 12th century. Nice ruins, and a peaceful visit. Not ruined by visitors centers, tickets, etc. Worth it!!

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