NT2573 : The Balmoral Hotel

taken 11 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

This is 1 of 8 images, with title The Balmoral Hotel in this square
The Balmoral Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel (formerly The North British Hotel) stands at the corner of North Bridge and Princes Street. It was opened in 1902 as a railway hotel and was operated as part of the station until the 1980s.
Edinburgh Waverley Station

Waverley Station is Edinburgh's main train station. Covering an area 25 acres, it is the largest mainline station outside of London. Waverley forms the northern termini for the East Coast Main Line and the Edinburgh branch of the West Coast Main Line.

The station is situated in a steep, narrow valley between the medieval Old Town and the 18th century New Town. Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping street, runs along the northern side of the station and there are bridges at both ends. North Bridge, a three-span iron and steel bridge built in 1897, passes high above the station's eastern section, and Waverley Bridge, to the west, provides one of the three main entrances to the station. The other entrances are the northern entrance via Waverley Steps from Princes Street and Market Street to the South.

The station was originally developed in 1854 when the North British Railway Company joined three existing railway stations on adjacent sites together. It was expanded in the 1890s to handle increased traffic after the opening of the Forth Rail Bridge. Waverley is now operated by Network Rail and currently has 18 platforms in use.

LinkExternal link Edinburgh Guide
LinkExternal link Wikipedia
LinkExternal link plan of the station

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 1 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 June, 2010
Accommodation > Hotel   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 258 739 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.1853N 3:11.3699W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 259 737
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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