Torr Alvie

A prominent wooded hill on the left bank of the River Spey, Torr Alvie rises to 358m (1174 feet) 2½ miles (4 km) south southwest of Aviemore. There is a subsidiary summit which reaches 338m (1108 feet). Stalking for roe and red deer, and pheasant shooting, take place on the hill, associated with the Kinrara Estate. Two notable monuments occupy each of these summits; namely the Duke of Gordon's Monument (on the principal summit) and the Waterloo Cairn. These are surrounded by the ramparts of a Pictish hill-fort, which have been much robbed of their stone and now rise to little more than 0.5m (1½ feet). The mansion of Kinrara, which was the summer residence of the Duke, is located on the southeastern slopes of the hill, while the Duchess of Gordon's Monument lies to the south. To the west is the Torr Alvie Pictish Cemetery.

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