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King's House Hotel


(Kings House Hotel)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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King's House, an inn at the N border of Glenorchy parish, Argyllshire, on the left bank of the Etive, and on the road from Loch Lomond to Fort William, 17 miles E by S of Ballachulish pier and 17¼ NNW of Tyndrum station. A large square slated structure, originally erected about the time of the '45 for the accommodation of troops marching through the Highland fastnesses, it stands (800 feet above sea-level) amid a wild, high, moorland region, spreading eastward into the Alpine wilderness of Rannoch Muir, and rising westward into the great twin-summits of Buachaille Etive and other mountains around the head of Glencoe. Dorothy Wordsworth, who, with her brother William, here spent a wretched night (3 Sept. 1803), has finely described the desolation of the spot on pp. 175-180 of her Journal (ed. by Princ. Shairp, 1874).—Ord. Sur., sh. 54, 1873.

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