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Royal Marine Hotel, Nairn
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0050
PLACENAME
Nairn
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
NAIRN: Nairn
DATE OF IMAGE
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Highland Libraries
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31933
KEYWORDS
postcards
hotels
Royal Marine Hotel, Nairn

This postcard shows the back of the Royal Marine Hotel, situated in the popular holiday resort of Nairn.

Doctor Grigor, doctor and provost, who bequeathed much of his wealth to the people of Nairn, originally had the idea of building a family hotel. Designed by the architect James Matthews, it was built on the common links with superb views over the Moray Firth and it provided salt water baths open to the public at all seasons. It was completed at a cost of £2,800. In 1867 and 1890 it was extended by John H. Gall and in 1934 by Carruthers, Ballantyne, Cox and Taylor.

The hotel gained its royal patronage when Prince and Princess Christain spent a night there on a brief visit to Nairn. The Princess was Helena, the fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

The hotel was demolished at the end of the 1990s and replaced by apartments.

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Royal Marine Hotel, Nairn

NAIRN: Nairn

postcards; hotels

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the back of the Royal Marine Hotel, situated in the popular holiday resort of Nairn.<br /> <br /> Doctor Grigor, doctor and provost, who bequeathed much of his wealth to the people of Nairn, originally had the idea of building a family hotel. Designed by the architect James Matthews, it was built on the common links with superb views over the Moray Firth and it provided salt water baths open to the public at all seasons. It was completed at a cost of £2,800. In 1867 and 1890 it was extended by John H. Gall and in 1934 by Carruthers, Ballantyne, Cox and Taylor. <br /> <br /> The hotel gained its royal patronage when Prince and Princess Christain spent a night there on a brief visit to Nairn. The Princess was Helena, the fifth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.<br /> <br /> The hotel was demolished at the end of the 1990s and replaced by apartments.