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Inchbrakie - nr Crieff

Nearest town: Perth

Site type: historic site

Access: Private

Church name:


County: Perth and Kinross

Country: Scotland

Grid ref: not known

Lost yew site: No

Date visited: No data

Recorded by: Robert Hutchison 1890

Protection & responsibility: No data

Yews recorded at this site: Notable

Notes: The yew grows in what would have been the courtyard of the old castle site (within the moat and outer wall near the main entrance). The Topographical Dictionary of Scotland (1846) described its extraordinary size. Hutchison (1890) recorded that 'in this tree it is stated that the Marquis of Montrose, on one occasion when pursued and nearly captured, succeeded in climbing, and found refuge in its umbrageous head'. See also the penultimate paragraph of http://inchbrakie.tripod.com/abookofthegraemes/id37.html

Yew trees at Inchbrakie - nr Crieff:

Tree ID Location Photo Yews recorded Girth
2357 Inchbrakie - nr Crieff Notable 371cm at 60cm - view more info