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Old Inverlochy Castle

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Address: Fort William PH33 6SN, Scotland
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Nice evening stroll

It was a five minutes walk from our B&B across the footbridge over the River Lochy to the remains of the castle. Very nice and tranquille atmosphere during sunset hours - had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was a five minutes walk from our B&B across the footbridge over the River Lochy to the remains of the castle. Very nice and tranquille atmosphere during sunset hours - had a chat with a young bloke who walked his dog.

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately there is a lack of information to learn about the history of the site and it is not staffed. It would be nice if the adults visiting could lead by example and follow the signs of do not climb...if you're not worried about your safety - fine... but that castle has been there a long while and some of... More 

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Small castle ruin, free and with info boards for those interested, lovely views over the river out through the back, particularly if you cross the quaint little wooden railway bridge over the river with views back over the castle, woodland area, the railway and up to the hills. You can continue across the bridge through the village of Caol to... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We were only looking for unrestored castles so the car trapped kids could run and explore and this castle fit the bill. Tiny, but free. The locals that we told we were going to this one were surprised and one didn't really even know it was there. The information boards give a good sense of what it was like in... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Liked the information boards and the history and atmosphere. Pit parts fenced off for repair but for the best. Historic Scotland do really well with what is a free attraction. Well done!

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed walking through the ruins of this castle! A great experience and lot of great photos to show for it.

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D&G Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Stayed near the castle recently and had a wander round - it's well worth a wee wander - all in ruins but interesting story boards and in lovely location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Right off the top let's make it clear that this is not a "touristy" site. There is no restaurant, no magnificent view of a loch, no one to give a talk about the site. If you want the above, keep on driving as this will not interest you at all. It is a castle ruin site that is easily accessible... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This castle is a ruin but there's still enough to get a feel for when it was in operation. It's just outside the city center of Ft William and sits in a pretty setting. It is probably walkable from the city if you have several hours to kill, but I recommend a car or tour. Parking is available nearby and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The castle is open to the public with free entry. In its heyday the castle was a vital stronghold in the area. The outer walls are still standing but at a much lower height. There are information boards dotted around the site giving details of life in the castle.

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Address: Address: Fort William PH33 6SN, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochaber  >  Fort William

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