Places in my Postcard


An image of the Speanbridge Hotel in the modern day, from the same angle as the postcard

This postcard features the Spean Bridge hotel located in the village of Spean Bridge, named after the bridge over the river Spean.  The hotel is believed to have been built in the 1600’s as a coaching inn, and expanded over the years. Based on the description in Black’s Picturesque Tourist of Scotland we know that the hotel was already rather large and comfortable by the mid-19th century.  During the Second World War Spean Bridge hotel was a popular “watering hole” for soldiers training at the Commando Training Depot located in the nearby Achnacarry Castle. The hotel is still in business today and is often visited by contemporary soldiers who enjoy spending their free time over a drink or two. It also sports a small museum dedicated to the Commandos of the Second World War, and a large monument to the Commandos of the Second World War exists nearby.

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