Castle hotels in Scotland do not come much better than Inverlochy Castle, a building steeped in centuries of history set in amazing surroundings.
The castle is among the most famous places to head for a break to a castle hotel in the UK and rightly so – from its dramatic facade to its luxurious accommodation, gourmet restaurant and interesting past, the hotel is perfect for those who want a high-end holiday with a difference.
Inverlochy Castle was built back in 1863 and over the years, it has been at the centre of Scottish history. The nearby Old Inverlochy Castle, which dates back to the 1200s, was involved in two major Scottish battles and was once home to the Comyns family of Badenoch.
In 1873, Queen Victoria visited the new Inverlochy Castle and wrote in her diary of the enchanting surroundings of the castle, noting its romanticism and beautiful views.
Inverlochy Castle was an incredible family home right up until 1969 and since being converted, has developed a reputation as one of the best hotels in Scotland and in Europe as a whole.
If you love nothing more than enjoying the surrounding scenery while on holiday then Inverlochy Castle could also prove to be in the perfect spot for you – right in the shadow of Ben Nevis.
This makes the destination ideal for taking relaxing strolls, or for those feeling energetic, full-on hikes into the beautiful Scottish wilderness.
Inverlochy Castle also offers activities such as tennis and bowls and you could also take a ride on the nearby Loch Ness ferry and keep an eye out for the famous monster which, according to legend, swims its depths.
After a busy day exploring the area around the castle you may well be in need of a good meal – and the gourmet restaurant within the hotel will certainly not disappoint foodies. Why not sample some traditional Scottish whiskey with your food?
This award-winning eatery offers five-star dining in truly spectacular surroundings, making visitors feel like kings and queens themselves. No detail is spared in the presentation and service of this high-end restaurant and it is certainly worth a visit when staying in the castle.