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A rolling lawn meets the shore of Loch Shiel where Glenfinnan House Hotel stands in its unique position across the bay from the National Trust for Scotland monument to Prince Charles Edward Stuart (a.k.a. Bonnie Prince Charlie). Beyond the monument Ben Nevis is visible, the UK's highest mountain, while a 10-minute walk away through the red deer dotted Glenfinnan Estate, is the famous Glenfinnan viaduct railway bridge which was used in scenes from various Harry Potter films.

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Glenfinnan HotelsThis Scottish country house is a fine stone mansion dating from 1755. For more details see history of Glenfinnan House. Attractive public rooms include a comfortable drawing room, a beautifully appointed dining room and a welcoming bar where traditional music is often heard.

Manja and Duncan Gibson are the resident managers – and extremely hospitable hosts – who will welcome you into the delightful hall, where a log fire blazes. Along pine-panelled walls hang an atmospheric collection of paintings, most with a Jacobite theme, including an impressive portrayal of the 1745 Jacobite Rising at Glenfinnan. (courtesy of the 1745 Association).

The surrounding scenery is glorious and Glenfinnan House is a perfect venue for breaks, weddings, various functions... or even just a quiet retreat. From the moment of your arrival every effort is made to ensure your wellbeing and enjoyment.

Rooms & Suites
Manja and Duncan don't expect guests to require a key: the atmosphere is akin to staying in a friend's Highland home. The charming bedrooms, many with a stunning loch view, some with a garden view, are furnished with solid, mahogany and oak furniture.
There are quality drapes and fabrics throughout and the décor and original fittings suggest complete relaxation. Accordingly. there are no televisions or telephones in the rooms: it really is like staying in a private house.
Select from our Four Poster Room, Double/Twin room, Family Room, Family Suite (with adjoining bedrooms) or the Jacobite Suite, room 1. We have installed spa baths in the garden view rooms so that those without a loch view have an extra special treat.
All rooms are provided with a vase of fresh flowers, fruit bowl and tea and coffee tray.

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Dining at Glenfinnan
As befits a stay at a traditional Highland home, good food and drink (even music) is order of the day. Duncan Gibson is chef and his CV worth a mention: he trained in the 1980s at 5-star Westin Turnberry before moving to the Beaujolais wine region of France for four years to study the art of classic cuisine; this was followed by periods working in Canada and Ireland.
Subsequently, Duncan returned to Scotland with a broad experience of eclectic global cuisine. He then worked at Relais & Chateau Arisaig House where he retained 3 AA rosettes for 5 years. Arisaig House which was famous for many years, was converted to a private residence in 2002 and shortly afterwards, Duncan and his wife Manja, originally from Germany, came to Glenfinnan.
The Good Food of Scotland Guide has awarded us a high recommendation rating while the Good Hotel Guide 2007 acclaims Duncan as a “chef of quality”. Children are welcome and can choose from their own menu.
Glenfinnan House provides a good, home-cooked Scottish breakfast which is far and above "the usual run of the mill". Our Breakfast Chef will prepare smoked venison, kippers or poached egg with smoked salmon and a light creamy dill sauce. Large cafetières of coffee, fresh fruit, cereals, orange juice, croissants and pain au chocolate will set you up for the day.

Map & travel directions Map to Glenfinnan Hotel
Glenfinnan House is easily accessible by car and train. It is even possible to land a helicopter on the front lawn (map reference N56 °52.167 - W005 °26.634) or arrive by seaplane!
By car from Glasgow, we are reached after a beautiful scenic drive along Loch Lomond and through Glencoe (approx. 2.5 hours). Pass through Fort William and turn off the A82 to follow the A830 'Road to the Isles', west for 15 miles to Glenfinnan. Turn left just after the Glenfinnan Monument Visitor Centre.
By car from Inverness, it is a 2 hour drive following the shores of the famous Loch Ness, through Fort Augustus and onwards past the Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge. Turn right onto the A830 'Road to the Isles' before reaching Fort William.
Trains running between Fort William and Mallaig stop at Glenfinnan railway station which is only a 10 minute walk away from the hotel. We are also more than happy to transport guests to and from the station.
The international airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh are 2½ and 3 hours drive away respectively.

Leisure ideas around Glenfinnan Glenfinnan Hotels
It is impossible to be short of walks and activities in Glenfinnan and the surrounding area. There are also three golf courses nearby in Traigh, Fort William & Ballachulish.

Loch Shiel Cruises are just on our doorstep and you can enjoy the eagle–watch from 1 hour up to an all-day cruise. There are regular sightings of golden eagles, black throated divers and red deer.
For more information log on to www.highlandcruises.co.uk
M.V. Shearwater - Cruise to the Inner Hebrides of Eigg, Muck & Rum from Arisaig with time ashore to explore regular close sightings of whales, dolphins, seals, puffins, eagles, otters and much more.

Nevis Range, Treasures of the Earth, the Jacobite steam train and Ben Nevis distillery are all close by.
We are situated in the outdoor capital of the UK and there is plenty to see and do for both active or more relaxed holidays.

Fishing or Boating in Loch Shiel
The hotel has its own rowing boat which is available for guests' use. There is no charge and we also have some fishing equipment available for guests.
For a fishing trip with a local, Iain can be contacted on 07900 387 150. He will accompany you on Loch Shiel and take you to the best sites. The boat is suitable for 2 adults or 1 adult and 2 children.
• Full day £55
• Half day £30
A trip includes life jackets, angling and equipment hire.
If a more active pursuit is your thing, why not try kayaking with Rockhopper? They provide full and half day trips and sea kayaking is also available on different sites within the Lochaber area. Prices start at £25.
For more information log on to www.rockhopperscotland.co.uk or call: 07739837344
Local Walks
The area around Glenfinnan is rich in scenic beauty and offers many opportunities for exploring on foot. Click here for a selection of walks available in the area.
Scottish Highland Tours
Based in Fort William Scottish Highland Tours offer personlised guided tours of Scotland. They offer a selection of one day tours of the Highlands and Islands including the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Oban and Glencoe. Find out more about Scottish Highland Tours
Highland Activities
Highland Activities is a multi-activity adventure centre based near Fort William in the stunning surroundings of the Scottish Highlands. They offer quality outdoor activities including quad biking, white water rafting, canyoning & gorge walking, clay pigeon shooting, off-road driving, paintballing, archery and mountain biking

History of Glenfinnan House
The house was built as an inn between 1752 and 1755 by Alexander MacDonald VII of Glenaladale who was wounded at Culloden (1746) fighting for Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie).
Later it became a tenant farmer's dwelling and remained as such until 1842. About that time the proprietor, Angus MacDonald XII of Glenaladale, converted the old building into a mansion house by heightening the walls and the ceilings and enlarging the windows to make it into a suitable seat for his family. Soon after this he doubled the size of the building to its present form. He and his successor were very hospitable and kept an open house in the good old Highland style. His brother, Fr. Donald, who built the church, lived in the house for upwards of 30 years, and eventually Col. John Andrew (son of Angus) succeeded in 1870. The Colonel died in 1916 without issue and the house and lands passed out of the family after a period of over 300 years.
The present owners, the MacFarlane family, came to Glenfinnan in 1971 by which time the house was in an advanced state of disrepair. They converted the house into an hotel whilst attempting to retain as much of its old character as possible.
In November 2002 they appointed award winning chef Duncan Gibson (formerly of Arisaig House) and his wife Manja to manage the hotel for them.