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Loch Lochy

Rent a boat to take out on this lake and appreciate spectacular views of forested hills. Learn about the Battle of the Shirts that took place nearby.

Loch Lochy is a vast freshwater lake in a valley surrounded by mountains. Its sides contain forests with a blend of wildlife and vegetation. Enjoy views of the water while having a picnic with your family along the lush green banks.

Walk along the perimeter of the lake. Venture into the forest and appreciate the peaceful setting. The lake is 10 miles (16 kilometers) long from north to south.

Dine at one of the restaurants and hotels decorating the sides of the lake. Enjoy an upscale meal while watching the boats float along. Watersports are popular on the lake. Rent equipment from one of the hotels with a jetty for access to the water. Watch fishermen at work, rods ready for a big catch.

The picturesque region is ideal for people-watching. Crowds of revelers often gather for weddings beside a hotel. Spot yachts and large vessels docking at the pontoons. Encounter the Laggan Locks in the northern part of the loch.

Hear tales of the mythical River Horse that is said to rise from the lake in the figure of a horse. Legend says that the being has the power to capsize boats.

The lake has an average depth of 230 feet (70 meters), making it among the deepest in Scotland. Learn about the region’s intriguing history, involving the Battle of the Shirts that took place on the northern side of the lake in 1544. It is the site of other clashes, including the Stand-off at the Fords of Arkaig in 1665.

Embark on a cruise on one of the vessels, such as the Fingal of Caledonia. The name of this loch is Gaelic for “Lake Lakey.”

The southern tip of Loch Lochy is 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Fort William. Loch Arkaig joins it from the west and Loch Eil from the south. Visit the famous Loch Ness, 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast.


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The Whispering Pine Lodge £164
The Whispering Pine Lodge

The Whispering Pine Lodge

Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge, Scotland
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in Spean Bridge, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lochaber Geopark, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway Museum and Commando Memorial. Neptune's Staircase and Ben Nevis are also within 25 mi (40 km).

    Corriegour Lodge Hotel £125
    Corriegour Lodge Hotel

    Corriegour Lodge Hotel

    Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge, Scotland
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Spean Bridge, this beach hotel is 16.1 mi (25.8 km) from Ben Nevis Distillery and 18.8 mi (30.3 km) from West Highland Museum.

      Merlin
      Merlin

      Merlin

      Flat 4 The Courtyard Achnacarry, Spean Bridge, Scotland
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Loch Lochy and Lochaber Geopark. Commando Memorial and Grey Corries are also within 12 miles (20 km).

        Alba Ben View
        Alba Ben View

        Alba Ben View

        Alba Ben View High View, Spean Bridge, Scotland
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Spean Bridge, this cottage is within a 10-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Commando Memorial. Loch Lochy is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

          Old Pines Hotel
          Old Pines Hotel

          Old Pines Hotel

          Spean Bridge, Spean Bridge, Scotland
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Spean Bridge, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Commando Memorial. Loch Lochy is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

            Coinachan Guest House
            Coinachan Guest House

            Coinachan Guest House

            B8004, Gairlochy road, Spean Bridge, Scotland
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Spean Bridge, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Lochaber Geopark and Commando Memorial. Loch Lochy is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

              Tirindrish House £110
              Tirindrish House

              Tirindrish House

              Tirindrish, Spean Bridge, Scotland
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lochaber Geopark and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Commando Memorial. Grey Corries and Loch Lochy are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Emsa House
                Emsa House

                Emsa House

                16 West Tirindrish, Spean Bridge, Scotland
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Spean Bridge, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lochaber Geopark and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Commando Memorial. Grey Corries and Loch Lochy are also within 6 miles (10 km).