Tour Scotland Travel Video Rainy Sunday Drive To Beech Hedge Meikleour Perthshire

Tour Scotland travel video of a rainy Sunday road trip drive on the A93 road through Guildtown on ancestry visit to the Beech Hedge by Meikleour, Perthshire, Scotland. Located near Meikleour, alongside the A93 Perth to Blairgowrie Road, the hedge was planted in the autumn of 1745 by Jean Mercer and her husband, Robert Murray Nairne on the Marquess of Lansdowne's Meikleour estate. It is said the hedge grows towards the heavens because the men who planted it were killed at the Battle of Culloden. The hedge is noted in the Guinness World Records as the tallest and longest hedge on earth, reaching one hundred feet in height and 1/3 of a mile in length. The hedge is trimmed once every ten years but remains viewable to visitors all year round. History Blog post of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to travel and visit one day.

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