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TITLE
King's House Hotel and Creise
EXTERNAL ID
PC_JMSTRACHAN_035
PLACENAME
Rannoch Moor
DISTRICT
South Lorn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Glenorchy and Inishail
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
JM Strachan
SOURCE
J I R Martin
ASSET ID
28892
KEYWORDS
hotels
hills
mountains
King's House Hotel and Creise

This image shows King's House Hotel, at the eastern end of Glencoe. The hotel was built in the 17th century and is thought to be one of Scotland's oldest licensed inns. After the Battle of Culloden in 1746 the building was used as a barracks for King George's troops, giving it the name King's House.

The mountain in the background of the image is Creise. Creise is one of the four Munros of the Black Mount (the others being Stob Ghabhar, Stob a' Choire Odhair and Meall a' Bhuiridh). Creise's summit ridge is 3km in length and has four distinct high points. The most southerly of these high points is known as Clach Leathad (or Clachlet) which rises to a height of 1099m. Until the 1970s, Clach Leathad was thought to be the highest part of the mountain. However, with the development of satellite mapping, it was proved that the highest part of the mountain was 1200m to the north of Clach Leathad. This point was officially designated as the main summit of Creise in 1981, and measures 1100m.

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King's House Hotel and Creise

ARGYLL: Glenorchy and Inishail

1970s

hotels; hills; mountains

J I R Martin

This image shows King's House Hotel, at the eastern end of Glencoe. The hotel was built in the 17th century and is thought to be one of Scotland's oldest licensed inns. After the Battle of Culloden in 1746 the building was used as a barracks for King George's troops, giving it the name King's House. <br /> <br /> The mountain in the background of the image is Creise. Creise is one of the four Munros of the Black Mount (the others being Stob Ghabhar, Stob a' Choire Odhair and Meall a' Bhuiridh). Creise's summit ridge is 3km in length and has four distinct high points. The most southerly of these high points is known as Clach Leathad (or Clachlet) which rises to a height of 1099m. Until the 1970s, Clach Leathad was thought to be the highest part of the mountain. However, with the development of satellite mapping, it was proved that the highest part of the mountain was 1200m to the north of Clach Leathad. This point was officially designated as the main summit of Creise in 1981, and measures 1100m.