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

Bank Hotel Edinburgh : Architecture

Scottish Hotel : Royal Mile Accommodation, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Bank Hotel

Bank Hotel
building photo © Adrian Welch

Former British Linen Bank
Date built: 1923
Architect: Walker Todd

Redevelopment as Bank Hotel
Date built: 1992
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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