The Bridge of Avon

The old Bridge of Avon was built during the construction of the military road in 1754 and carried traffic across the river until 1978.  The smaller arch was destroyed during the great floods of 1829 and reconstructured two years later after much inconvenience had been caused to the local people, as it is not possible to ford the river safely at this point.

The old bridge was restored as a pedestrian bridge, and has thus provided a crossing point over the Avon for over 200 years. A car park and picnic area are provided alongside.

If you fancy exploring further along on the twisted rocks beneath the bridge, take care – you may not be the first to be lured into a false sense of security by the seemingly shallow depth of this beautiful river.

 

Location and map

Set in the stunning eastern Highlands of Scotland, there’s so much waiting to be discovered.

Visitor information

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