Auchterarder

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    Auchterarder is a town in Pertshire, south west of the city of Perth.

    The town of Auchterarder has the longest main street in Scotland, which runs for over a mile, connecting the town with the neighbouring village of Aberuthven.

    Auchterarder is home to the 5-star Gleneagles Hotel, which has three golf courses, and will host the 2014 Ryder Cup.

    In the Middle Ages, Auchterarder was known in Europe as 'the town of 100 drawbridges', a colourful description of the narrow bridges leading from the road level across wide gutters to the doorsteps of houses. Retreating Jacobites torched the town in 1716, but it quickly rose to prominence again thanks mainly to the handloom industry.

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