Glen Affric Hotel
Glen Affric Hotel

Glen Affric

The hotel has been around since Victorian times and has always been well frequented by those enjoying the sporting activities in the area.

In 1947 the hydro electricity came to the Glens and more that 2000 men were living in camps in the area while doing the dangerous construction work on the dams and the miles of tunnels needed to carry the water down the Glens. The owner of the hotel decided to increase its size to provide facilities for these men. There are many explanations offered as to the strange art deco type appearance of the building but the truth seems to be that the owner at the time also owed a chain of Cinema's and the hotel was built to be in the same style.

The hydro was opened in 1952 by the Duke of Edinburgh and now has a generating capacity of 170 mega Watts. When the construction workers left the Glen the now much larger hotel once again became a centre for fishing, walking and stalking. This was enjoyed by many and I am sure there are a lot of people who remember with affection the days of Murdo Mackenzie.

When the Mackenzies retired they sold the hotel and over the years it has had several owners.

A message from Louise. In august 2001 I bought the hotel to make it into a happy home from home for everybody. From the 1st of March 2003 it will be the new Glen Affric Hotel Hostel. It will be open all day, everyday forever, for people to come and stay and enjoy the Glens. I very much hope that you will come and enjoy it with me. Love Louise

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Glen Affric Hotel, Cannich, Beauly, Inverness, IV4 7LW
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