Holidays in Loch Lochy

Holiday Travel Guide
Fort William featuring mountains and a lake or waterhole

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
The Whispering Pine Lodge
3 out of 5
Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge, Scotland
The price is AU$375 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (56 reviews)
"A beautiful location with very friendly staff."

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2021

The Whispering Pine Lodge
Lochside, 1 The Corries
Lochside, 1 The Corries
3.5 out of 5
1 The Corries Caledonia Park, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Situated in Spean Bridge, this cottage is steps away from Lochaber Geopark and Loch Lochy. Commando Memorial and Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway Museum are ...
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Lochside, 1 The Corries
River Horse View
River Horse View
3.5 out of 5
3 The Corries Caledonia Park, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Situated in Spean Bridge, this cottage is steps away from Lochaber Geopark and Loch Lochy. Commando Memorial and Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway Museum are ...
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River Horse View
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The Whispering Pine Lodge
The Whispering Pine Lodge
3 out of 5
Loch Lochy, Spean Bridge, Scotland
The price is AU$375 per night from 5 Nov. to 5 Nov.
The Whispering Pine Lodge
Lochside, 1 The Corries
Lochside, 1 The Corries
3.5 out of 5
1 The Corries Caledonia Park, Spean Bridge, Scotland
Lochside, 1 The Corries
River Horse View
River Horse View
3.5 out of 5
3 The Corries Caledonia Park, Spean Bridge, Scotland
River Horse View
Beautiful New Loch-Side Holiday Home in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands
Beautiful New Loch-Side Holiday Home in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands
Beautiful New Loch-Side Holiday Home in the Heart of the Scottish Highlands
Mist O’er Loch Cabin at Whispering Pine Lodge
Mist O’er Loch Cabin at Whispering Pine Lodge
Whispering Pine Lodge - Loch Lochy,, Spean Bridge, Letterfinlay, PH34 4DZ, Spean Bridge, SCT
The price is AU$791 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Mist O’er Loch Cabin at Whispering Pine Lodge
Drover’s Den at Whispering Pine Lodge
Drover’s Den at Whispering Pine Lodge
Whispering Pine Lodge - Loch Lochy,, Spean Bridge, Letterfinlay, PH34 4DZ, Spean Bridge, SCT
The price is AU$643 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Drover’s Den at Whispering Pine Lodge
Heather and Thistle at Whispering Pine Lodge
Heather and Thistle at Whispering Pine Lodge
Whispering Pine Lodge - Loch Lochy,, Spean Bridge, Letterfinlay, PH34 4DZ, Spean Bridge, SCT
The price is AU$754 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Heather and Thistle at Whispering Pine Lodge
Still Waters at Whispering Pine Lodge
Still Waters at Whispering Pine Lodge
Whispering Pine Lodge - Loch Lochy,, Spean Bridge, Letterfinlay, PH34 4DZ, Spean Bridge, SCT
The price is AU$643 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Still Waters at Whispering Pine Lodge
Tartan and Timber at Whispering Pine Lodge
Tartan and Timber at Whispering Pine Lodge
Whispering Pine Lodge - Loch Lochy,, Spean Bridge, Letterfinlay, PH34 4DZ, Spean Bridge, SCT
The price is AU$754 per night from 2 Nov. to 2 Nov.
Tartan and Timber at Whispering Pine Lodge
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