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TITLE
Station Hotel, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_784_P003
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31317
KEYWORDS
hotels
Station Hotel
nobility
royalty
buildings
Station Hotel, Inverness

The Station Hotel was built in 1855 to a design by the noted architect and engineer, Joseph Mitchell. It coincided with the opening of the Inverness & Nairn Railway, with which Mitchell was closely associated. The hotel was substantially redesigned in 1858-9 by James Matthews & William Lawrie. It was purchased by the Highland Railway in 1876. Further significant reconstruction was carried out by Ross & Macbeth in 1898 and it was then that the hotel’s entrance was moved from Academy Street to Station Square.

This advertisement, taken from Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness (1893) rather grandly claims that the hotel was patronised by most of Europe’s nobility.

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Station Hotel, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1890s

hotels; Station Hotel; nobility; royalty; buildings

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The Station Hotel was built in 1855 to a design by the noted architect and engineer, Joseph Mitchell. It coincided with the opening of the Inverness & Nairn Railway, with which Mitchell was closely associated. The hotel was substantially redesigned in 1858-9 by James Matthews & William Lawrie. It was purchased by the Highland Railway in 1876. Further significant reconstruction was carried out by Ross & Macbeth in 1898 and it was then that the hotel’s entrance was moved from Academy Street to Station Square.<br /> <br /> This advertisement, taken from Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness (1893) rather grandly claims that the hotel was patronised by most of Europe’s nobility.