Bunchrew

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Bunchrew
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Bunchrew House
Bunchrew is located in Inverness area
Bunchrew
Bunchrew
Location within the Inverness area
OS grid referenceNH617455
Council area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtIV3 8
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57°28′44″N 4°18′25″W / 57.479°N 4.307°W / 57.479; -4.307Coordinates: 57°28′44″N 4°18′25″W / 57.479°N 4.307°W / 57.479; -4.307
Bunchrew railway station, 1961

Bunchrew (Scottish Gaelic: Bun Chraoibh) is a small village close to the south shore of Beauly Firth in the Highland council area of Scotland.[1] It is 5 km west of the city of Inverness, on the A862 road.

The name is from Bun Chraoibh, Gaelic for "foot of the tree".[2]

It has a caravan and camping site[3] and Bunchrew House — a historic mansion that is now a hotel — is on the shore of the firth nearby.[4]

Bunchrew had a station on the Inverness and Ross-shire Railway, which opened in 1862. This station closed to passengers in 1960, and to goods in 1964.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bunchrew". The Editors of The Gazetteer for Scotland. School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh and The Royal Scottish Geographical Society. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. ^ Iain Mac an Tàilleir (2003). "Placenames collected by Iain Mac an Tailleir". Scottish Parliament. Retrieved 2011-01-22.
  3. ^ Bunchrew Caravan Park.
  4. ^ Bunchrew House Hotel