Edinburgh | Hotel Balmoral of Baronial style in Princes Street

One of the most charismatic buildings of Edinburgh in Scotland is found in Princes Street, the famous street of the New Town. This is the Balmoral Hotel opened in 1902 and built in a Victorian architectural sty;e in its variant known as Scottish Baronial style which tries to revive Gothic architecture. The Balmoral Hotel will call for our complete attention on our walk along Princes Street which I recommend to leveraging the evening lights which highlight the beautiful view of the building.

Balmoral Hotel Panoramic View

Balmoral Hotel Panoramic View

Balmoral Hotel and Duke of Wellington Statue

Balmoral Hotel and Duke of Wellington Statue

This luxurious five star hotel was known until 1980 as the North British Hotel or simply NB. It was built by the railway company North British Railways and was a traditional hotel aimed at travelers who came to the railway station attached to Waverley. The Balmoral Hotel has maintained a traditional competition with another great hotels in Edinburgh such as the Caledonian located in West Princes Street Gardens, just on the opposite side of Balmoral.

Balmoral Hotel at night

Balmoral Hotel at night

Currently, the Balmoral Hotel is built into the Rocco Forte Collection, a company that manages twelve luxury hotels in different European cities. The beauty of the architecture of the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh where the clock tower stands leaves us impressed and will be one of the memories that we will have when we return from our trip to Scotland. Do not miss it.

Balmoral Hotel

Balmoral Hotel

Balmoral hotel photos: David Ross, Grant Ritchie, Robert B McNeil.

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