Old Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

3.7
#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Lochaber
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. To visit Old Inverlochy Castle and get the most from your holiday in Fort William, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fort William trip planner .
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  • Walking back to Fort William from the Distillery came across this interesting castle alongside Loch Lynne it has a wealth of information on boards around the site and is a good example of this type of...  more »
  • Home of Comyns clan, worth a visit for the history and site, it is placed on a strategic point to control traffic to the Great Glen. WYSIWYG.  more »
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  • Once again I was out chasing castles and this was one that I had passed by on a few occasions without getting the time to stop. This must have been a very impressive castle in its time but it could do with time being spent on it again. Overall it is a castle so I still enjoyed the visit
  • Better that Queen Victoria stated. Yes, there‚Äôs not much to see in that the castle is ruined, but worth a look. Entry was well priced (free)
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