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Fortingall Yew

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Lovely!

We went to have a look at this yew tree in the pouring rain so really didn't spend too much time... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ann H
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York, United Kingdom
A relic of it's former glory

Fortingall is a idylic place. The lovely old yew is sadly on the wane, a shadow of it's former... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Busby22bee
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Kelso, Scotland, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“oldest tree” (8 reviews)
“old church” (3 reviews)
“paving stones” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Fortingall, Scotland
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"oldest tree"
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"old church"
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"paving stones"
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"worth taking time"
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"oldest living thing"
in 15 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"car park"
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"churchyard"
in 10 reviews
"protected"
in 6 reviews
"survived"
in 5 reviews
"trunk"
in 3 reviews
"inscriptions"
in 2 reviews
"hunters"
in 3 reviews
"belfry"
in 2 reviews
"souvenir"
in 3 reviews
"scotland"
in 6 reviews
"fencing"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to have a look at this yew tree in the pouring rain so really didn't spend too much time there. Amazing to think it is that old and there are markers to show where the trunk was at its largest. In a churchyard...More

Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fortingall is a idylic place. The lovely old yew is sadly on the wane, a shadow of it's former glory as it's core has rotted away and been picked apart by relic hunters centuries ago. Some pegs mark out it's former girth of 17m to...More

Thank Busby22bee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting lovely old yew tree. Said to be the oldest in the UK at around 5,000 years old. Set in the grounds of a pleasant church and interesting graveyard. There is also the old belfry from the church to look at and nice pacing...More

Thank Sarah D
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

It's quite difficult to get a sense of how old this tree actually is so I can't say I've ever been overwhelmed by the sight of it.The church however and the whole area is delightful and well worth a visit.

Thank Scotlandmac
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful run out from Pitlochry via Aberfeldy, and this was well worth seeing - the carved paving stones do bring home just how very old this tree is. The church is quite beautiful, and delighted that it remains open for visitors despite having recently had...More

Thank Miss A
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A part of Scottish history. Was Pontius Pilot born here? I don't know. Nevertheless it was an interesting place to visit and see the oldest tree in Europe.

1  Thank Family C
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

We hiked from Kenmore to Fortingall so of course visited the old Yew tree, which is next to the church and a stone throw from Fortingall hotel, where we stayed. It's dubbed as possibly the oldtest tree and living thing in the world, but then...More

3  Thank schmidtmg
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The flagstones marking the historical context are a nice touch but could be far more informative. The tree is not particularly special to look at and so there needs to be more information about how they aged it, what work has been done or is...More

Thank Hanwoodborn
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

A few minutes to view the tree and church is well worth the time. Also the Fortingall Hotel has a bar right next door to the church as well as an excellent restaurant.

Thank Allan F
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

I always make a point of visiting the Fortingall Yew Tree, something magical about it and it must have been awe inspiring in its prime. No matter how many times I see it I can't wait to return again. A living link to history

Thank David L
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