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“Oldest tree”
Review of Fortingall Yew

Reviewed 1 September 2014

A really old ancient tree in the middle of nowhere. Interesting in the fact it has survived for such a long time. A piece of history.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The yew has been vandalised by souvenir hunters in the past so not as impressive as it otherwise would be but still interesting and a tangible link with the past.Arts and Craft church and village with some houses with thatch.Fragments of Pictish cross slabs in the church and the church is very attractive.Standing stone in field opposite has a plaque on it stating that it is where the people from the village who died in the Black Death were buried.

Thank Jeanette D
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Well a yew is a yew isn't it? But this one is over two thousand years old and is believed to be the oldest living thing in Europe maybe the World. To be honest it's not much to look at, but it is somethoing you should include on a day out. Someone has said they they were disappointed that they don't allow dogs. I'm not a Christian, but dogs and churchyards don't really go together in my view. There is a first class hotel nearby and as you will be using their car park, why not drop in for a coffee at least?

1  Thank Antmaim
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

The church yard where the Yew is does not allow dogs to enter. Disappointed that the congregation discriminate against dogs walking near the Yew.

Thank Patricia R
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

This is a MUST SEE
This yew tree dates back at least 2000 years , used to measure 56 foot circumference(17m) !
Now has to be protected to prevent souvenir hunters killing it off
Not great in size but Gigantic in it's historical significance !



Thank DrBScotland
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