Thatched House at Fortingall, Scotland

This evening, I am posting images and information on the pretty village of Fortingall which is situated in Perthshire, central Scotland, about 52 miles north of Stirling. Key facts and information:

  • An ancient settlement which was substantially rebuilt under the sponsorship of businessman, Sir Donald Currie commencing in the 1890s.
  • Rebuilding, in the Arts & Crafts style, continued through to 1936 and included the village hall and hotel.
  • The stylish architecture belies a history dating back to at least the 600s when an early Christian community was established, possibly monastic. t
  • Strategically located at junction of rivers Tay and Lyon.
  • The name translates as ‘Fortress Church’, being a mix of Brittonic and Gaelic.
  • The churchyard contains a majestic yew, possibly 5000 years old.
  • In a field close to the village is a prominent earthwork of medieval origin.

Fortingall is deserving of a stop en-route to/from a  tour of Glen Lyon.

Thatched House at Fortingall, Scotland

Thatched house at Fortingall, Scotland

Thatched House at Fortingall, Scotland

Thatched houses at Fortingall, Scotland

Thatched houses at Fortingall, Scotland

Fortingall Yew, Perthshire, Scotland

The Fortingall Hotel, Scotland

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