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Balmoral Hotel Also known as North British Hotel

 

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  • The Balmoral Hotel, then known as the North British Hotel, was designed by W. Hamilton Beattie following a competition. Penned in the Scottish Baronial Gothic style, the building was originally heavily adorned, including highly decorative balconies that were removed in a restoration programme the building later underwent.
  • The clock tower on Balmoral Hotel is always set 2 minutes fast so people don't miss their trains.
  • Until the 1980s the building was known as the North British Hotel after the North British Railway which built it. It was rebranded into its current name after a full internal refurbishment.

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Architect
W. Hamilton Beattie
Developer
North British Railway

Reference Data

Reference No.
3558
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
10-05-2011
 

Building Location

Address
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh. EH2 2EQ
Council
City of Edinburgh
County
Lothian
Region
Scotland
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1895
Completion date
1902
Renovation Date
2004
Style
Gothic Revival

Roof Height (AGL)
52.00

Total Floors (O.G)
10

Market Data

Primary Use
Hotel
Secondary Use
Clock Tower

Hotel Rooms
208

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