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TITLE
Kinlochewe Hotel and Beinn Eighe
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1095
PLACENAME
Kinlochewe
DISTRICT
Gairloch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Gairloch
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33015
KEYWORDS
postcards
mountains
Torridon Hills
Torridon Mountains
nature reserves
Beinn Eighe
Liathach
Beinn Alligin
Beann Dearg
Glen Torridon
Torridonian sandstone
hotels
Kinlochewe Hotel and Beinn Eighe

This postcard shows a view of the Kinlochewe Hotel and Beinn Eighe. The hotel was built around 1800, with the purpose of providing accommodation for those travelling along the nearby drove road. The hotel is still in business today.

Beinn Eighe forms part of the Beinn Eighe mountain range and the Torridon Hills or mountains, one of the highest ranges of peaks in Britain.The Torridon Hills are made from a type of sandstone known as Torridonian sandstone and are named Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg. Liathach is the highest of the hills and rises 3500 feet from the sea lochs.

The Beinn Eighe range can be found on the north side of Glen Torridon and covers a distance of over 10km. Two of the peaks are classified as Munros. In 1951, the Beinn Eighe range became the first Nature Reserve of Great Britain.

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Kinlochewe Hotel and Beinn Eighe

ROSS: Gairloch

1950s

postcards; mountains; Torridon Hills; Torridon Mountains; nature reserves; Beinn Eighe; Liathach; Beinn Alligin; Beann Dearg; Glen Torridon; Torridonian sandstone; hotels

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This postcard shows a view of the Kinlochewe Hotel and Beinn Eighe. The hotel was built around 1800, with the purpose of providing accommodation for those travelling along the nearby drove road. The hotel is still in business today.<br /> <br /> Beinn Eighe forms part of the Beinn Eighe mountain range and the Torridon Hills or mountains, one of the highest ranges of peaks in Britain.The Torridon Hills are made from a type of sandstone known as Torridonian sandstone and are named Liathach, Beinn Eighe, Beinn Alligin and Beinn Dearg. Liathach is the highest of the hills and rises 3500 feet from the sea lochs.<br /> <br /> The Beinn Eighe range can be found on the north side of Glen Torridon and covers a distance of over 10km. Two of the peaks are classified as Munros. In 1951, the Beinn Eighe range became the first Nature Reserve of Great Britain.