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  Bonar Bridge


Bonar Bridge lies opposite the village of Ardgay, between the Kyle of Sutherland and the head of the Dornoch Firth.

Originally just "Bonar", the village has always been an important crossing point for people heading north of the Dornoch Firth. It became "Bonar Bridge" in 1812 with the completion of Thomas Telford's iron bridge. This bridge has since been replaced twice, and more information on the three bridges of Bonar can be found on this page.

Like Ardgay, the main A9 trunk road used to run through the centre of the village until the opening of the Dornoch Firth bridge some distance to the east removed much of the through traffic. However the village still remains one of the principal road junctions in Sutherland with routes heading east to Dornoch, north to Lairg and south to Ardgay and Ross-shire.

The village has its own golf club with a nine-hole course and it also makes an ideal base for a sporting holiday with many opportunities locally for salmon & trout fishing and for shooting.

There is a full range of accommodation available with hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfasts in the village and surrounding area. The community still has its own bank, post office, library and primary school as well as a number of local shops.


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About Bonar Bridge
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• Bonar Image Gallery

• Bonar Bridge Map

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• Lairg

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