Features at a Glance
  1. Situated on Glasgow's renowned      Buckingham Terrace in the Heart of the      West End of Glasgow.

  2. Grade 'A' Listed Building, which survives      as a fine example of Victorian      architectural splendour.

  3. Our spacious bedrooms are light and      airy and are tastefully decorated in soft      pastels.

  4. The Kelvin has a small private car park
         at the rear and metered parking on the      terrace / side streets.

  5. Comfortable & Stylish Dining Room.

  6. Free Wi-Fi Internet Access.

  7. Flatscreen TVs & Freeview Channels.

  8. 15 minutes walk to the city centre

The Kelvin forms part of Glasgow's renowned Buckingham Terrace, a Grade 'A' Listed Building, which survives as a fine example of Victorian architectural splendour. The Terrace, set in the Heart of the West End of the City of Culture 1990 and the City of Architecture 1999, dates back to 1857 and was designed by Thomas Rochead.

In 1975, the residents, assisted by Glasgow Corporation and the Historical Buildings Council, completely restored Buckingham Terrace to its former elegance. The restoration received much acclaim and was commended by the European Communities Architectural Heritage Awards. As a result, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh honoured Buckingham Terrace by his memorable visit, which took place on 26th November 1975. The Terrace stands as a monument to Victorian Architecture.

Along with Buckingham Terrace, Thomas Rochead also designed some of Glasgow's finest Gothic Churches such as the first Free Church in the City in West Regent Street (1843). Thomas Rochead also designed several monuments in the Cities famous Necropolis, including the mausoleum for John Bell (1842), amongst many others.

Probably one of the architect’s most famous designs is that of the National Monument to William Wallace in the Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire (1861).


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