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TITLE
Inchnadamph Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0038
PLACENAME
Inchnadamph
DISTRICT
Assynt
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Assynt
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31921
KEYWORDS
postcards
inns
hotels
fishing
caves
geology
castles
Inchnadamph Hotel

This postcard from the 1950s shows Inchnadamph Hotel.

Inchnadamph Hotel is situated in the wild unspoilt countryside of northwest Sutherland at the head of Loch Assynt. A drover's inn was first built here in the middle of the eighteenth century. It was replaced by a more substantial coaching inn at the end of the eighteenth century. Considerably altered since then the hotel is well known to fishermen and hill-walkers.

Nearby are the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, former stronghold of the Macleods and prison to the Marquis of Montrose before his execution in Edinburgh.

There is also an extensive network of limestone caves. Assynt has some of the oldest rock formations on earth and is of great geological interest. Eminent geologists Benjamin Peach and John Horne explored and mapped the area publishing their "North West Highland Memoir" in 1907 - still regarded as a foremost authority on the subject.

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Inchnadamph Hotel

SUTHERLAND: Assynt

1950s

postcards; inns; hotels; fishing; caves; geology; castles

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard from the 1950s shows Inchnadamph Hotel.<br /> <br /> Inchnadamph Hotel is situated in the wild unspoilt countryside of northwest Sutherland at the head of Loch Assynt. A drover's inn was first built here in the middle of the eighteenth century. It was replaced by a more substantial coaching inn at the end of the eighteenth century. Considerably altered since then the hotel is well known to fishermen and hill-walkers. <br /> <br /> Nearby are the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, former stronghold of the Macleods and prison to the Marquis of Montrose before his execution in Edinburgh.<br /> <br /> There is also an extensive network of limestone caves. Assynt has some of the oldest rock formations on earth and is of great geological interest. Eminent geologists Benjamin Peach and John Horne explored and mapped the area publishing their "North West Highland Memoir" in 1907 - still regarded as a foremost authority on the subject.