Scots Roots


Strathpeffer Spa
August 17, 2015, 10:21 am
Filed under: Photographs, Scottish History | Tags:
Strathpeffer Square

           Strathpeffer Square

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Strathpeffer Pavilion

In the 1700s, sulphurous springs were discovered in the small village of Strathpeffer in Ross and Cromarty, which were widely acclaimed for their healing properties.

People came from all over the UK and Europe to sample the waters.

In 1818 a permanent Spa Pavilion was built to house the spring.

The popularity of the village increased as the railways started to reach the north of Scotland, a branch line to Strathpeffer being opened in 1885.

Strathpeffer Pump Room

Strathpeffer Pump Room

This led to the building of grand hotels and large villas to accommodate the growing stream of visitors coming to take the waters.

The village’s popularity as a spa waned following the second world war but Strathpeffer remains a tourist attraction with several of the old pump buildings having been restored and the Victorian station’s conversion into a museum and café.

Strathpeffer Station

                 Strathpeffer Station                 

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: