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River Braan at The Hermitage © Philip Stewart

The Hermitage

Douglas firs have grown to over 400ft. Little wonder David Douglas wanted to see such giants here.

Meikleour Beech Hedge

You can’t miss the great hedge of Meikleour. It forms an incredible living wall of beech trees (Fagus sylvatica) at 30 m / 100 ft high.

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Meikleour Beech Hedge in autumn © PKCT

The trees were planted in 1745 and are now officially recognised in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest hedge in the world.

Legend has it that following the death of her husband Robert Murray Nairne at the battle of Culloden, Jean Mercer of Meikleour allowed the hedge to grow towards the heavens in a tribute to his memory.

Although it's at its most spectacular in the autumn, its size makes it impressive at any time of year.

Directions

Adjacent to the A93 approximately 12 miles / 18 km north of Perth, 4 miles / 6 km south of Blairgowrie and 10 miles / 15 km east of Dunkeld.

Facilities

Car parking is very limited with a layby for three or four cars.

Toilets and refreshments are provided in nearby Blairgowrie, Perth and Scone.

Opening Times

Visit year round.

Public Transport

Take the Perth to Blairgowrie bus.

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