DiCamillo Companion
Scotland

Inverlochy Castle

  • Built / Designed For: William Frederick Scarlett, 3rd Baron Abinger.

    House & Family History: Located approximately two miles from the ruins of 13th century Inverlochy Castle, after which it was named, Inverlochy is a grand 19th century Scots Baronial pile. Former president of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis came to Inverlochy after losing the U.S. Civil War. During a visit to Balmoral in 1873, Queen Victoria spent a week at Inverlochy and declared it the loveliest spot she had ever seen. It was from Inverlochy Castle in 1883 that the official delegation that established one of the world's first weather stations/observatories started out. It was to Ben Nevis that they marched in drenching rain; the first 20 years' worth of readings from that weather station still provide the most comprehensive set of data on mountain weather in Great Britain. The House has been a hotel since 1969.

  • Architect: Robert Hesketh

    Date: 1863
    Designed: House for James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger.

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    Architect: John MacVicar Anderson

    Date: 1891
    Designed: Additions to House

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  • House Listed: Category B

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Connections" (1978 - TV mini series, in the episode "Death in the Morning").
  • Past Seat / Home of: William Frederick Scarlett, 3rd Baron Abinger, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: The hotel is managed by Inverlochy Castle Management International.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01397-702-177

    Fax: 01397-702-953

    Email: info@inverlochy.co.uk

    Website: http://www.inverlochycastlehotel.com

    Awards: Voted Best Hotel in Europe by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2006.

    Historic Houses Member: No