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Dorp · Loch Rannoch and Glen Lyon · 132 m
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  • Fortingall Church
    Fortingall Church
Built in 1890-91 by shipowner and MP, Sir Donald Currie (who bought the Glenlyon Estate, including the village, in 1885, Fortingall was designed by the architect James M MacLaren. The thatched cottages are fine examples of a planned village built in vernacular style (here combining both Lowland Scottish and English influences, notably from Devon) and are increasingly appreciated as one of the most important examples of 'arts and crafts' vernacular style in Scotland. 
The Fortingall Hotel is an important example of Scottish vernacular revival. Its design is based on the tower-houses and burgh architecture of the 16th-17th centuries, but in a modern idiom which anticipates the buildings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, whose work MacLaren influenced. The Fortingall Yew is an ancient tree in its own walled enclosure within the village churchyard, its age is estimated to be between 2000 and 5000 years, and it may be the oldest living tree - perhaps even the oldest living thing - in Europe. Place-name and archaeological evidence hint at an Iron Age cult centre at Fortingall, which may have had this tree as its focus. The site was Christianised during the Dark Ages, perhaps because it was already a sacred place. According to legend, Fortingall was the birthplace of Pontius Pilate. This is unsubstantiated and unlikely, as the Roman conquest of Britain only took place some years after Pilate's time.
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OS Grid
NN 73987 47025
56.598139, -4.054002
56°35'53.3"N 4°03'14.4"W
30V 435284 6273151
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Dagwandeling · Verenigd Koninkrijk
Fortingall to Kinloch Rannoch - INCOMPLETE
Afstand 7 km
Duur 2:30 u
Stijgen 577 m
Afdalen 16 m

On the most challenging section of Perthshire walking, skirt the shoulder of Schiehallion and enjoy Scottish wilderness in all its glory, finishing ...

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Dagwandeling · Verenigd Koninkrijk
Kenmore to Fortingall
Aanbevolen route Niveau Matig
Afstand 10 km
Duur 4:00 u
Stijgen 314 m
Afdalen 304 m

Hop over Drummond Hill on this short, rewarding walk that takes you further into remote Perthshire and gives your first view of Schiehallion.

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