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Glenelg, Glenelg Inn

Inn (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Glenelg, Glenelg Inn

Classification Inn (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Kirkton Of Glenelg

Canmore ID 275631

Site Number NG81NW 68

NGR NG 81348 19346

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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  • Council Highland
  • Parish Glenelg (Skye And Lochalsh)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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Glenelg Inn, later 20th century. A remodelled stable block, the sole survivor of the imposing Glenelg Hotel created here in the later 19th century to cater for the growing tourist trade (it burnt down in 1947). The old inn, which became its garage, was probably that which accommodated Johnson and Boswell 'on the shore opposite to sky'; various contemporary travellers were unanimous in their descriptions of its discomforts. Dr Johnson's expectations had been raised on hearing of 'a house of lime and slate and glass' (he had stayed in rather too many 'huts' for his liking by the time he got here), but this 'image of magnificance' was to prove a severe disappointment.

Taken from "Western Seaboard: An Illustrated Architectural Guide", by Mary Miers, 2007. Published by the Rutland Press


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