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TITLE
Banavie Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0006
PLACENAME
Banavie
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmallie
DATE OF IMAGE
PERIOD
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31889
KEYWORDS
postcards
hotels
canals
mountains
Banavie Hotel

This postcard from the early 20th century shows the Banavie Hotel, originally called the Loch Arms Hotel.

The Lochiel Arms 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.

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Banavie Hotel

INVERNESS: Kilmallie

postcards; hotels; canals; mountains

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the early 20th century shows the Banavie Hotel, originally called the Loch Arms Hotel.<br /> <br /> The Lochiel Arms 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.