NH9021 : Welcome to Carr-Bridge (1)

taken 2 years ago, near to Carrbridge/Drochaid Chrr, Highland, Great Britain

Welcome to Carr-Bridge (1)
Welcome to Carr-Bridge (1)
The B9153 arriving at Carrbridge. The name Carrbridge is subject to some debate. In some instances, such as on this sign, it is hyphenated to Carr-bridge. The word "Carr" is derived from the Gaelic word for boggy area.
Carrbridge (Drochaid Chrr) :: NH9022
Carrbridge (Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Chrr) is a village, about 10 km north of Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park. Until the bypass was constructed in the 1980s, the A9 road ran straight through the village.

The village is famous for its 18th century packhorse bridge (NH9022 : Old Pack Horse Bridge at Carrbridge ) around which it developed and from which it gets its name. The Old Bridge of Carr had been built in 1717 as a foot bridge and in 1791 a new toll bridge was built for wheeled transport, carrying first the Kinveachy to Dulsie Bridge military road and from 1803, the Perth - Inverness road as well. The 'T' junction at the new bridge was a natural place for a settlement to develop. The first building near the Bridge was an Inn. The 1808 village plan showed small crofts on along the new main road (Inverness Road). It was not until the opening of the Aviemore to Inverness spur of the Highland railway line in 1898 that Carrbridge grew from being a hamlet to becoming a village popular as a tourist destination.; an old holiday guide refers to Carrbridge as, "A quiet holiday village on the fringes of nowhere in particular". By the late 1950s Carrbridge was booming as the first ski-centre in Scotland.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 6 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport  Woodland, Forest 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 909 219 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:16.5240N 3:48.6230W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 909 219
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Village Entrance Sign  Scottish Highlands  Strathspey  Cairngorm National Park  300 Metre Countdown Marker 

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