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TITLE
Carr Bridge Hotel with Cairngorms in the Distance
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0010
PLACENAME
Carrbridge
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus
DATE OF IMAGE
1946
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31894
KEYWORDS
postcards
hotels
Carr Bridge Hotel with Cairngorms in the Distance

This postcard from 1946 shows the Carrbridge Hotel, originally an inn. A footbridge had existed over the Dulnain River since 1717 but it wasn't until after the building of a toll bridge for wheeled vehicles on the military road from Kinveachy to Dulsie Bridge in 1791 that the inn was built in 1803. It is the nearest building to the bridge, at the junction of the new road to Perth and Inverness.

Carrbridge developed at the beginning of the 19th century along with tree planting on the Strathspey estate. It grew with the opening of the Aviemore to Inverness section of the railway in 1898 and with the coming of tourism in the early 20th century. It boomed in the 1950s and 60s when Karl Fuchs opened the first professional ski school and winter sports became established in the Cairngorms.

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Carr Bridge Hotel with Cairngorms in the Distance

INVERNESS: Duthil and Rothiemurchus

1940s

postcards; hotels;

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from 1946 shows the Carrbridge Hotel, originally an inn. A footbridge had existed over the Dulnain River since 1717 but it wasn't until after the building of a toll bridge for wheeled vehicles on the military road from Kinveachy to Dulsie Bridge in 1791 that the inn was built in 1803. It is the nearest building to the bridge, at the junction of the new road to Perth and Inverness. <br /> <br /> Carrbridge developed at the beginning of the 19th century along with tree planting on the Strathspey estate. It grew with the opening of the Aviemore to Inverness section of the railway in 1898 and with the coming of tourism in the early 20th century. It boomed in the 1950s and 60s when Karl Fuchs opened the first professional ski school and winter sports became established in the Cairngorms.