My Postcard as an Historical Artifact


This post card can tell us a lot about the travel and tourism in Scotland during the early 20th century. The Gleneagles hotel was constructed to be as grand as possible. The website even goes as far as stating it as the “8th wonder of the world’. Grandiose aside, at the Gleneagles hotel many activities could have been partaken in, such as golfing, shooting, fishing, biking and recently a award winning spa. Many staples of the Scottish identity. A first class hotel such as this would not be built with demand, as such this hotel is an example of the very profitable business of tourism is Scotland. The Gleneagle hotel was also turned into a military hospital during the duration of WW2. 

One cannot talk about the Gleneagles without highlighting the importance of golf. The Gleneagles hotel has hosted the Scottish open eight times, an event which draws in thousands of spectators and millions of viewers around the world.

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