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TITLE
Royal Hotel, Portree
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_06_011_0858
PLACENAME
Portree
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Portree
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
15182
KEYWORDS
hotels
Royal Hotel, Portree

The Royal Hotel was once an imposing building which dominated Bank St. in Portree on Skye. The hotel stands on the site of Charles MacNab's Inn, where Flora MacDonald bade a final farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie on the 1 July 1746. The Inn formed the core of an enlarged building pictured in William Daniell's print of 1819 but it was subsequently replaced with a much grander building which comprised 49 bedrooms.

In February 1963, the Hotel suffered a devastating fire and the whole of the south side of the building, a baronial style wing, was practically gutted. The few parts which were saved from the blaze then suffered irreparable water damage. When the Hotel was rebuilt, it was in a style typical of the 1960s. It was remodelled in 1995 by Bill Simpson.

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Royal Hotel, Portree

INVERNESS: Portree

1980s

hotels

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The Royal Hotel was once an imposing building which dominated Bank St. in Portree on Skye. The hotel stands on the site of Charles MacNab's Inn, where Flora MacDonald bade a final farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie on the 1 July 1746. The Inn formed the core of an enlarged building pictured in William Daniell's print of 1819 but it was subsequently replaced with a much grander building which comprised 49 bedrooms.<br /> <br /> In February 1963, the Hotel suffered a devastating fire and the whole of the south side of the building, a baronial style wing, was practically gutted. The few parts which were saved from the blaze then suffered irreparable water damage. When the Hotel was rebuilt, it was in a style typical of the 1960s. It was remodelled in 1995 by Bill Simpson.