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TITLE
Lochiel Arms Hotel, Banavie
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_784_P027
PLACENAME
Banavie
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
DATE OF IMAGE
1893
PERIOD
1890s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31339
KEYWORDS
hotels
mountains
hills
sports
running
hillwalking
accommodation
tourism
tourists
canals
Lochiel Arms Hotel, Banavie

The Lochiel Arms Hotel (later the Banavie Hotel) near Fort William was built in the 1830s beside the Caledonian Canal to take advantage of the tourist trade. Not only was the hotel at the 'western terminus of Caledonian Canal steamers', it was also at the foot of Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain.

In 1898, John Menzies, the proprietor of the hotel, offered a gold medal for the first man to finish an organised race up and down Ben Nevis. The winner was Hugh Kennedy, the under keeper at Tor Castle, near Fort William.

This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)

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Lochiel Arms Hotel, Banavie

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

1890s

hotels; mountains; hills; sports; running; hillwalking; accommodation; tourism; tourists; canals

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

The Lochiel Arms Hotel (later the Banavie Hotel) near Fort William was built in the 1830s beside the Caledonian Canal to take advantage of the tourist trade. Not only was the hotel at the 'western terminus of Caledonian Canal steamers', it was also at the foot of Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest mountain.<br /> <br /> In 1898, John Menzies, the proprietor of the hotel, offered a gold medal for the first man to finish an organised race up and down Ben Nevis. The winner was Hugh Kennedy, the under keeper at Tor Castle, near Fort William.<br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'Mackenzie's Guide to Inverness', by Alexander Mackenzie (Inverness, 1893)