Later the Uxbridge Arms Hotel hosted lavish balls and entertainment for the Adelphi Society, where ladies wore long gowns and stunning jewellery and men graced the dancefloor in dinner jackets, high collar points and cravats

The hotel’s stables and coach houses were extended in 1810 and became some of the finest in the country, forming an enclosed courtyard with tack rooms, grooms’ quarters, farrier and smithy

At around the same time the hotel also gained its own exclusive park and walkways, right up to the foot of Twthill rock where the road now runs

Queen Victoria stayed in 1832 with her mother and in her honour the hotel was renamed the Royal Hotel

Conversion work took place in the 1960s but it is only recently underindependent, family ownership that the Celtic Royal Hotel has reconnected with its past while modernising for the present

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