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Ancient wonder

There are some things that are simply hard to comprehend, and the age of this tree is one of those... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BL_adventure
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Austin, Texas
It's not just a tree...it's a 5000 year old tree!

Well worth popping along to see the Yew tree. It's 5000 years old which is staggering and is still... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
MikeIsGoingOnHoliday
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are some things that are simply hard to comprehend, and the age of this tree is one of those things. To think of how many things this tree has seen, how many eras it watched pass, it's just incredible. I think it was definitely...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is a remarkable place. The tree is magical. The hotel nearby is dignified.I had an excellent dish of tea there while I soaked up the atmosphere. A truly mystical place.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

I’m a tree lover so was super excited to go see this tree 🌲 it’s really not what I imagined it to be and it’s fenced off so there are high metal Railings all the way round you can still see it an peek through...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

First, the village could not be more picturesqe, nestled in a green valley. And then...if you are a tree lover...to be in the presence of a tree older than the time of Christ is pretty awesome! I was at a conference in Glasgow and took...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Drive through the beautiful countryside to the charming location. The yew isn't extraordinary by itself but at least you can say you were there. The church and surrounding area is beautiful. What I found truly amazing are the nearby WW1 and WW2 memorials. For a...More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Well worth popping along to see the Yew tree. It's 5000 years old which is staggering and is still going strong. The trunk is all gnarled and looks it's age. It's next to a church which is worth having a peek.

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

A stunning experience - a journey back to the roots of the English and further...It's the breath of awe that waft through the air...

Thank Norbert G
Reviewed 31 July 2018

If you're travelling along the road that goes through Fortingall then you might stop and have a look at the yew out of curiosity as much as historical interest but it is less than impressive now. It's amazing to think of its age but that's...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Wonderful tree and the history around it. A real pity people of days gone by didn't have a sense of pride in such living treasures.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

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