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TITLE
Strathpeffer looking to Ben Wyvis
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_U_8131048_P002
PLACENAME
Strathpeffer
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
38325
KEYWORDS
spas
springs
waters
towns
buildings
tourism
mountains
hills
World War I
Great War
Strathpeffer looking to Ben Wyvis

Sulphurous springs were discovered in the area around Strathpeffer in the 1770s and in 1819 these were declared to be the healthiest in Britain. This encouraged a steady stream of visitors from Europe and beyond and the spa town of Strathpeffer grew. The railway arrived in Strathpeffer in 1885 to serve the spa. Between then and World War I, grand hotels and houses grew up in the town to accommodate the increasing numbers of people who came to Strathpeffer to take the waters.

Ben Wyvis, a Munro, stands about eight miles north west of Dingwall at a height of 3431ft. A Munro is an individual Scottish mountain of over 3000ft.

This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900

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Strathpeffer looking to Ben Wyvis

ROSS: Fodderty

1900s

spas; springs; waters; towns; buildings; tourism; mountains; hills; World War I; Great War

Highland Libraries

Sulphurous springs were discovered in the area around Strathpeffer in the 1770s and in 1819 these were declared to be the healthiest in Britain. This encouraged a steady stream of visitors from Europe and beyond and the spa town of Strathpeffer grew. The railway arrived in Strathpeffer in 1885 to serve the spa. Between then and World War I, grand hotels and houses grew up in the town to accommodate the increasing numbers of people who came to Strathpeffer to take the waters.<br /> <br /> Ben Wyvis, a Munro, stands about eight miles north west of Dingwall at a height of 3431ft. A Munro is an individual Scottish mountain of over 3000ft.<br /> <br /> This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900