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TITLE
Bandstand, Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
PC_TAYLOR_STRATHPEFFER_033
PLACENAME
Strathpeffer
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Andrew Taylor
SOURCE
Andrew Taylor
ASSET ID
30125
KEYWORDS
hotels
bandstands
Bandstand, Strathpeffer

A view of the Bandstand at Strathpeffer, taken in 2008.

As the popularity of Strathpeffer as a spa town grew, the need for a suitable meeting place was recognised. The Countess of Cromartie commissioned a local architect to design a building based on the casino at Baden Baden, which in turn was based on the Festspielhaus (Festival Theatre) at Bayreuth. The resulting building was a grand Victorian Pavilion within a pleasure garden next to the Upper Pump Room. The total cost of the Pavilion was just over £2,700 and it was opened by the Countess of Sutherland on 10 August 1881.

The Bandstand and the pergola are other examples of the fine trimmings which accompanied the popularity of Strathpeffer.

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Bandstand, Strathpeffer

ROSS: Fodderty

2000s

hotels; bandstands

Andrew Taylor

A view of the Bandstand at Strathpeffer, taken in 2008.<br /> <br /> As the popularity of Strathpeffer as a spa town grew, the need for a suitable meeting place was recognised. The Countess of Cromartie commissioned a local architect to design a building based on the casino at Baden Baden, which in turn was based on the Festspielhaus (Festival Theatre) at Bayreuth. The resulting building was a grand Victorian Pavilion within a pleasure garden next to the Upper Pump Room. The total cost of the Pavilion was just over £2,700 and it was opened by the Countess of Sutherland on 10 August 1881.<br /> <br /> The Bandstand and the pergola are other examples of the fine trimmings which accompanied the popularity of Strathpeffer.