The Old Packhorse Bridge, Carrbridge


The Old Packhorse Bridge, Carrbridge is one of the most popular attractions in the Cairngorms. Built in 1717, it is the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands. It has stood in its current state since 1829 after it was damaged by floods. Since then, it has stood up to the full force of the River Dulnain from snow thaw and many severe storms, that have seen water levels rise over the parapets. 

87951740 10159693285889196 7330870933541879808 oThere is a small view point you can walk down to next to the river, where you can take some lovely photos of the bridge, being careful not to do this when the river is very high and water fast flowing.

If you choose the correct time and day to visit, you may catch the local and famous Spud the Piper playing a tune or two on the bridge. He'll be happy to pose for a photo and a wee donation!

Whilst in Carrbridge, why not grab yourself a nice cuppa in one of the wee cafes and visit the craft shops too.