Delightful hotel in the scenic Scottish Highlands
Located in the picturesque Scottish Highlands just a few yards from the impressive Loch Shiel, the Glenfinnan House Hotel offers guests a true taste of Scotland.
The small village of Glenfinnan is situated west of the ever-popular Fort William in Inverness-shire, under the shadow of Ben Nevis, the largest mountain in the UK. Many of the hotel rooms gaze out upon the mountain.
Guestrooms at the property feel more like bedrooms at a friends house than they do hotel rooms. The furnishings are luxurious and the dcor stylish yet with a traditional feel to it. All room include an en-suite bathroom. Those facing the nearby loch are all fitted with spa baths as an added treat. Flowers and fruit can be found upon arrival whilst the establishment is proud to exclude televisions and telephones from rooms. As such, guests really can get away from the hassles of ordinary day-to-day life.
A number of luxury rooms are also on offer. The Jacobite Suite, with its four poster bed, fireplace, and easy chairs is perfect for a honeymooning couple, those celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or those that just enjoy a little luxury. An interconnecting room also makes it suitable for families staying at the establishment.
Coincidentally, the hotel also offers its services for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as business meetings and conferences, all of which are catered for.
The award-winning hotel restaurant serves a fine la carte menu as well as a traditional Scottish breakfast which is anything except ordinary. Expect venison, kippers, salmon, and poached eggs amongst other dishes. Of course, a lighter continental option is available also.
As well as serving guests at the Glenfinnan House Hotel with a menu of fine Scottish cuisine, sourced locally and responsibly, chefs also prepare a specialised childrens menu for younger visitors.
Unsurprising considering its spectacular location, outdoor pursuits are the most common attraction outside of the hotels comfort. The Highlands are made for walking and hiking, even this low down. Those looking for a peaceful stroll are advised to stick to the village and its surrounding walkways whilst more experienced hikers can head towards the Nevis Range. Either option offers a wide variety of beautiful landscapes and wildlife.
Loch Shiel also provides many opportunities for adventure. The hotel has a rowboat and fishing equipment for those that fancy a quiet time on the lake. Other establishments in the region offer the likes of boat rides to see eagles, red deer, and other wildlife, or kayaks and canoes. A trip on the waters can be as active or as peaceful as the visitor chooses.
As well as local walks, visitors can also partake in a tour a little further afield. Fort William, Loch Ness, Oban, and the Isle of Skye are all popular destinations for visitors to the region. Most of these tours operate from nearby Fort William.
If that wasnt enough, the Glenfinnan House Hotel is also close to the Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct. A fine example of engineering, this 21 arched 100ft high structure is featured in the Harry Potter film series, making it a must see for fans of the franchise and movie buffs alike.