Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge
Carrbridge Packhorse Bridge
One of the most iconic visitor attractions in the Cairngorms, the old pack horse bridge across the River Dulnain at Carrbridge was built in 1717. The bridge was built to allow funeral processions to access Duthil Church when the river was in spate. Because of this, the bridge was known locally as 'the coffin bridge'.
The bridge was funded by Brigadier-General Alexander Grant of Grant, who paid �100 to mason John Niccelsone (Nicholson) to create what is the oldest known stone bridge in the Highlands.

All that remains of the bridge is a single span, arcing high into the air across the swiftly rushing river below. The parapets were washed away by floods in 1839. There is a viewing area at street level above the bridge, and steps down the bank of the river to a lower viewing platform almost at water level.

There is free parking in the village parking lot a short walk from the bridge.