- Carrbridge Latitude: 57.284541 Longitude: -3.808707
- Carrbridge Postcode PH23
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Carrbridge, This Speyside village lies on the banks of the brawling river Dulnain, whose waters from the Monadhliarh Mountains make no small contribution to the flood and flow of the Spey.
Now popular holiday resort, in past decades it was a thriving health centre, which boosted its trade when the Carrbridge section of the Highland Line was opened in 1892.
Carrbridge was at one time an important staging post for the Inverness mail coaches. The old, high-arched bridge spanning the Dulnain was built in 17I7 so that funerals could pass safely to the old churchyard at Duthill, after an incident in which two men were lost trying to cross the river in flood.
The first-ever visitor centre in Europe is at Carrbridge. Set in 30 acres of ancient pine forest, it offers a variety of attractions, including an audio-visual display of the history of Man in the Highlands.
Carrbridge can be found off the A9 on the road west to Sky of curr and southeast of the Findhom Bridge, Here you can find the adventure park Landmark that features exiting and fun filled days out full of activities all year round for a fun day out for all kids young and old, walk the different trails such as the Ropeworld or the Tarzan in the Ancient Forest where wildlife such as red squirrels can often be observed. Take in the stunning panoramic views to the CairnGorm mountains from the top of the Forest Fire Tower and use the free telescope to zoom in for amazing detail, There are water slides indoor play areas for all ages well worth the visit.
Carrbridge is about 10km north of Aviemore that is one of the ski centers in the Highlands, it is also the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park
The village of Carrbridge hosts two popular annual competitions ( the golden spurtle ) that is porridge making open world wide to take part, the other is the Carve Carrbridge Scottish Open Chainsaw Carving competition that brings entrants and spectators from all over the world, there are many events at Carrbridge over the year including Arts, a dynamic and innovative local community group, which include Music, Art, Theatre, Celebrations and Festivals, with all this going on you will find accommodation to suit all budgets Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
Carrbrige and the surrounding areas also offer a vast History and culture spanning centuries from natural landmarks integrating colours and textures exquisite mountains majestic in there splendour offering you a different view with each and every season, The surrounding area is a veritable garden of Eden for bird and wildlife watchers, the local pine forests are home to crossbills, rare crested tits, red squirrels and deer. There is a 9 hole golf course and a pony trekking centre and a bowling green.