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TITLE
Ben Wyvis Hotel and The Spa Hotel, Strathpeffer
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_U_8131048_P015
PLACENAME
Strathpeffer
DISTRICT
Dingwall
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Fodderty
PERIOD
1900s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
38338
KEYWORDS
hotels
spas
health
towns
tourism
Ben Wyvis Hotel and The Spa Hotel, Strathpeffer

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 accordingly. Between the arrival of the railway in 1885 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.

The Ben Wyvis Hotel and The Spa Hotel are two examples of the grand hotels which were built in Strathpeffer to accommodate some of the more up-market visitors. Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the many guests at the Ben Wyvis Hotel.

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

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Ben Wyvis Hotel and The Spa Hotel, Strathpeffer

ROSS: Fodderty

1900s

hotels; spas; health; towns; tourism

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 accordingly. Between the arrival of the railway in 1885 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 /> The Ben Wyvis Hotel and The Spa Hotel are two examples of the grand hotels which were built in Strathpeffer to accommodate some of the more up-market visitors. Robert Louis Stevenson was one of the many guests at the Ben Wyvis Hotel.<br /> <br /> This photograph is from the book 'Picturesque Ross-shire, Strathpeffer and Dingwall' published in Dingwall, circa 1900