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Zetland Hotel from Top of Spa Bank

Zetland Hotel from Top of Spa Bank

This Frith’s postcard view will be familiar to many travelling from the south and approaching Saltburn via the infamous Spa Bank! Dating from the 1950s, it is little changed today, the Hotel is no more, but the building is now luxury apartments with stupendous views. Proposed as a luxury railway hotel by Henry Pease the founder of Saltburn, to promote the resort, it was built 1861 to 1863. Over the years the fortunes of the hotel and the resort declined and by the early 1970s the number of visitors to the town had dropped substantially. Many hotels struggled to survive and had to close. Eventually, the Zetland Hotel also closed in 1983 and was converted into apartments in 1989. Today it is simply known as The Zetland.

Image courtesy of Iris Place.

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