Bridge of Orchy

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Bridge of Orchy
Bridge of Orchy-1.jpg
Bridge of Orchy seen from Beinn Dòrain
Bridge of Orchy is located in Argyll and Bute
Bridge of Orchy
Bridge of Orchy
Location within Argyll and Bute
Population152 [1]
OS grid referenceNN297396
• Edinburgh72 mi (116 km)
• London394 mi (634 km)
Community council
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtPA36
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
56°31′04″N 4°46′14″W / 56.5179°N 4.7705°W / 56.5179; -4.7705Coordinates: 56°31′04″N 4°46′14″W / 56.5179°N 4.7705°W / 56.5179; -4.7705

Bridge of Orchy (Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Urchaidh) is a village in the Glen Orchy in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. It is named after the crossing over the River Orchy, which was constructed by British Army during the pacification of the Highland Clans following the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Military roads were built between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands of northern Scotland to facilitate the speedy movement of Crown forces.

The village, which is dated to 1751, is on the A82 road. The nearby Bridge of Orchy opened on the West Highland Line in 1894.

The 96 mi (154 km) West Highland Way long-distance trail runs through the village. Nearby prominent peaks include the munros Beinn Dorain and Beinn an Dòthaidh. The River Orchy is one of the finest white-water rivers in the United Kingdom.[3]


  1. ^ Census, 2011
  2. ^ "Lochawe :: Community Council".
  3. ^ Boney, Nigel (1 February 2015). "Whitewater Rafting on the River Orchy". River Sports Magazine.

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