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Last updated: 03 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Lucy Gillmore

Who doesn’t want to bed down in a Highland castle? Although to be strictly accurate, this turreted pile only dates back to 1863, built by Lord Abinger close to the original 13th-century fortress. Queen Victoria was said to have taken a shine to it, however, as did celebrity guests Charlie Chaplin and Robert Redford.

It’s old-school luxury – there’s a dress code for dinner and gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie – with reams of chintz, four-poster beds, a belt-busting Michelin-starred restaurant and glorious grounds.

To arrive in serious style, the hotel can arrange airport transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh in a Rolls Royce phantom, which can also be hired for guided day tours.

Surrounding area

Green glens, craggy mountains, deep lochs: step outside the hotel and gaze in awe at the sheer magnificence around you.

The hotel is just three miles from the unbelievably ugly eyesore that is the outdoor activity centre, the town of Fort William on the west coast. But you need never go there. Ben Nevis is a 10-minute drive.


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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking: On-site (free)
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom (UK)

Ruins of Kilchurn Castle on the edge of Loch Awe with brown hills behind

Magnificent mountain scenery slashed by silvery lochs and peppered with brooding castles: all laden with rich Scottish heritage, history and tradition. Drive the NC500 road trip, or ride on the spectacular West Highland Line.