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TITLE
Balmacara Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0702
PLACENAME
Balmacara
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1910s; 1920s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32623
KEYWORDS
balmacara
loch alsh
Balmacara Hotel

Balmacara is situated on the shores of Loch Alsh, approximately 3 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge, main crossing point to the Isle of Skye. Sir Hugh Innes purchased what is now the Lochalsh Estate in 1801.

Early in his ownership, he built and lived in Balmacara House on the shores of Loch Alsh. The house, pictured in a William Daniell aquatint c1819 has since been extended considerably. Sir Alexander Matheson bought the house in the mid-19th century, and lived there while having Duncraig Castle built as his main residence. Balmacara House was then sold to Sir Daniel Hamilton and passed to the National Trust in 1947 on his widow's death

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Balmacara Hotel

ROSS: Lochalsh

1910s; 1920s

balmacara; loch alsh

Highland Libraries

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Balmacara is situated on the shores of Loch Alsh, approximately 3 miles from Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge, main crossing point to the Isle of Skye. Sir Hugh Innes purchased what is now the Lochalsh Estate in 1801.<br /> <br /> Early in his ownership, he built and lived in Balmacara House on the shores of Loch Alsh. The house, pictured in a William Daniell aquatint c1819 has since been extended considerably. Sir Alexander Matheson bought the house in the mid-19th century, and lived there while having Duncraig Castle built as his main residence. Balmacara House was then sold to Sir Daniel Hamilton and passed to the National Trust in 1947 on his widow's death