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Friday, July 20, 2018

Scotland - Sonnhalde Guest House - Kingussie

Our lodging for the night of May 21, 2018 was at Sonnhalde B&B in Kingussie, Scotland.  It was perched on a hill so the road was steep.  We had to turn right at the next road.

Once we turned we could see this tower.  I never did find out its name or history.

This home was built by a young pioneering Swiss doctor in the 1880s to be used as his family home and as a rest and recuperation centre for his patients in the Victorian spa town of Kingussie.  The portion to the right, mostly obscured by bushes, was built in 1881.  The photo really doesn't show how steep the drive is.  You can see Eef parked at the top.

It had a lounge that we didn't use during our one night stay.

Dining room

Once up the stairs, we turned to the left and went to the end of the hallway.  Our room was in the 1881 portion of the home.

Light switch from the 1880's

View from our room

We could see Ruthven Barracks in the distance.  Ruthven Barracks were built by George II’s government in the early 1700s after the failed Jacobite uprising of 1715. The troops stationed there were to maintain law and order and enforce the Disarming Act of 1716.  The barracks saw action twice. A 300-strong Jacobite attack failed to take the barracks in 1745, but a more heavily-armed attack the next year forced the barracks’ surrender. The Jacobites rallied here after their defeat at Culloden before conceding.

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