Old Inverlochy Castle, Fort William

#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Lochaber
Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • what a a very beautiful castle and in it's day would have been even better and great to see it is still in decent condition  more »
  • Having a toddler this was a perfect place to let him run about inside and around while he shouted Castle. It's a free attraction and kept him happy for 20 minutes. What more can you ask for 😁  more »
  • 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’s not much to see in that the castle is ruined, but worth a look. Entry was well priced (free)

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