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A little underwhelming

It's quite difficult to get a sense of how old this tree actually is so I can't say I've ever been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scotlandmac
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Don’t miss a visit into the Church

Beautiful run out from Pitlochry via Aberfeldy, and this was well worth seeing - the carved paving... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Miss A
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“oldest tree” (8 reviews)
“old church” (3 reviews)
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Fortingall, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Glad I called to view the yew tree as I was told about it, as I work with trees I thought it was interesting viewing it. But I don't think it's for everyone. Still if your passing call in.

Thank philipjay33
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

If you're a big fan of history like my wife, this might be up your alley. Very neat to see a tree this old, but I found the drive here to be too stressful to make it worthwhile. Very skinny roads with many blind corners...More

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 1 June 2017

The Tree, reputedly the oldest in the UK and possibly Europe, is tucked away in a quiet corner of the Fortingall Parish Church graveyard and is now enclosed by a wall and fencing, to protect it from further damage, while a series of pegs show...More

1  Thank Sandra and Alan S
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