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Tea At The Inverlochy Castle – Fort William, Scotland “Magical”



On our recent trip to Scotland we were driving from Glencoe to the Isle of Skye and on the drive we noticed a sign for Inverlochy Castle and we decided to drive in.  It is a great example of a Scottish historical building.  As we drove up the road it was like driving into a fairy land, the grounds were resplendent with flowers and manicured lawns, the castle outside impressive.  The views over the loch and Fort William were amazing.

Tea At The Inverlochy Castle - Fort William, Scotland "Magical"Tea At The Inverlochy Castle - Fort William, Scotland "Magical"Tea At The Inverlochy Castle - Fort William, Scotland "Magical"

There was nobody outside so we ventured to entire and found out that the castle was a hotel and decided to stop for tea.  We were made to feel welcome from the minute we stopped in.  Although we were dressed quite casually for the castle’s formal and ornate decor our service was top-notch.

Tea At The Inverlochy Castle - Fort William, Scotland "Magical"

We were shown into the lovely drawing room with lots of places to sit and relax.  The room was furnished like the rest of the hotel with lovely antiques everywhere.  Of course the entire place is antique! Tea was great and presented beautifully.  It turned out to be more of a light meal than a light snack – and included three types of shortbread, various croissants and buns, jams and marmalades, strawberries and cream and of course tea and coffee – all were yummy.

Tea At The Inverlochy Castle - Fort William, Scotland "Magical"

The fresh flower arrangements everywhere were impressive and the water closets are worth visiting even if you don’t need to use them.   We walked around looking at the castle and the helpful staff allowed us wonder around. This was probably the ‘fanciest’ place open for guests and business that I have seen anywhere.  We discovered that the castle is also a hotel and full restaurant – offering a remarkable menu and selection of the finest hard beverages including rare local single malts – we promised ourselves next time we visit Scotland we will be certainly spending a couple of days at the Inverlochy Castle.

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  1. Patrick C Fogarty says

    Well that certainly was a turn worth taking .
    I have never had the opportunity to visit such places but still at the age of 70 there is time.

    My distant heritage is further South in that section of the world , Ireland to be exact .
    The remains of the original Fogarty Castle still stands today and inhabited , one section , not touched by the fire some 150 years ago plus.

    Very good to see places like Inverlocky still in good condition !

    1. Robyn Good says

      Thanks Patrick, actually we went to Ireland at the same time as this trip and visited Kilkenny Castle. We absolutely loved Ireland, the people so nice, the city so clean. I will visit again someday

  2. Pamela says

    This looks stunning, love the interior decor and the view looks spectacular.

  3. DD says

    I love these pictures!

  4. Ali says

    WOW! It looks absolutely beautiful there.

  5. Erin says

    That looks amazing, thanks for sharing the photos!

  6. maurice says

    such a beautiful view- wish i was there.

  7. Allie says

    This place looks amazing!

  8. Dawn says

    I have always wanted to stay in a castle – this looks magnificent!

  9. Annemarie says

    This looks so nice, I am suppose to go to Scotland in a couple of months and I will it out for sure…

  10. BusyBee says

    Oh my goodness. That place looks absolutely beautiful. How lucky.

  11. maurice says

    omg, i’ve changed my mind — i do want to go now!

  12. DD says

    I think we need to book a trip now!

  13. Pamela says

    It has an amazing fairytale look, agreed!

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