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Strathpeffer and Knockfarrel

A topographical carte-de-visite showing a view of Strathpeffer, a spa village made popular in the mid-nineteenth century by Anne Hay Mackenzie, the 3rd Duchess of Sutherland, who lived nearby at Castle Leod. After the First World War, the town never regained its importance as a centre of tourism.

The large house on the hillside in the middle distance is today the Ben Wyvis Hotel. The ridge in the far distance is known locally as the Cat's Back and the round-topped hill at its eastern end is called Knockfarrel. It was once the site of an Iron Age fort.

Photographed by George Washington Wilson of Aberdeen.


Code: 126330
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