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TITLE
Portree Hotel, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_209
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12996
KEYWORDS
inns
hotels
Portree Hotel, Portree

This substantial building is Portree Hotel, built in 1875 with a three storey corner block by Alexander Ross. The increase in traffic through the growing village of Portree necessitated construction of suitable accommodation. It continued to operate as a hotel throughout the years, and still is busy year round.

The hotel was built at the corner of Wentworth Street and Somerled Square, taking advantage of the expansion of buildings and traffic from the pier area. The square became more the centre of the village, with banks, a church, a courthouse and a war memorial. There is also space for car parking, the bus stance, and public seating, making it, on a nice summer day, a very pleasant place to stop.


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Portree Hotel, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

inns; hotels

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

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This substantial building is Portree Hotel, built in 1875 with a three storey corner block by Alexander Ross. The increase in traffic through the growing village of Portree necessitated construction of suitable accommodation. It continued to operate as a hotel throughout the years, and still is busy year round.<br /> <br /> The hotel was built at the corner of Wentworth Street and Somerled Square, taking advantage of the expansion of buildings and traffic from the pier area. The square became more the centre of the village, with banks, a church, a courthouse and a war memorial. There is also space for car parking, the bus stance, and public seating, making it, on a nice summer day, a very pleasant place to stop. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a><br />