Bank Hotel, Edinburgh, Photos, Old Town Building, Location, Images

Bank Hotel Edinburgh : Architecture

Scottish Hotel : Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Bank Hotel

Bank Hotel
building: photo © adrian welch

Former British Linen Bank
Architect: Walker Todd

Redevelopment as Bank Hotel
Architect: Rob Hunter
Developer: Kantel

Address: 1-3 South Bridge, Edinburgh

Contact: +44 (0)131 556 9940

Location: corner of South Bridge/Royal Mile, centre of Old Town

Bank Hotel Edinburgh
photo © adrian welch 230207 with lumix camera

South Bridge was originally designed by Robert Adam but executed by Kay, it is slightly down-at-heel but look up and you can see a variety of neoclassical facades and gable ends that somehow manage to talk to each other.

The Bank Hotel forms the most northern of the South Bridge gables and is certainly the most expressive with an expressed portico and a solid rusticated base. It forms a ceremonial bookend to a thin but towering slab of Old Town buildings, a contrast to the rubble walls visible down its east side.

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