Bridge of Orchy
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|Bridge of Orchy|
Bridge of Orchy shown within Argyll and Bute
|Council area||Argyll and Bute|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BRIDGE OF ORCHY|
|UK Parliament||Argyll and Bute|
|Scottish Parliament||Argyll and Bute|
Dating back to 1751, it includes a notable tourist hotel. Located at the head of Glen Orchy, it is on the A82 road, has a railway station and is on the West Highland Way long distance path. Nearby prominent peaks include the munros Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dòthaidh. The village itself is in the central highlands.
The eponymous bridge was constructed by Government forces as part of a programme of pacification of the Highland Clans which involved the construction of military roads from the Lowlands into the much wilder upland areas of Scotland. It crosses the River Orchy, one of the finest white-water rivers in the United Kingdom.
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