Dunbar's Hospital

Dunbar's Hospital, Inverness
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Dunbar's Hospital, Inverness

Located on Church Street in Inverness, Dunbar's Hospital was built in 1668 as an almshouse and hospital by Provost Alexander Dunbar. It is said to have been constructed from the stone of Oliver Cromwell's dismantled citadel. A traditional harled building, with dormer windows and crow-stepped gables, it was used as a school until 1792, when the Inverness Royal Academy was constructed. The building has been subject to several major restorations, most recently in 1961.

The building is now home to a senior citizen's day centre and a shop.

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