Meikleour

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    Meikleour is a village in Perthshire, south of Blairgowrie, which boasts the world's highest beech hedge. .

    Meikleour and has an unusual claim to fame in that is home to the highest beech hedge in the world. Planted in 1745, the hedge is 530 m long and 30 m high. It is believed that the men who planted it died fighting for the Jacobites at Culloden. To pay tribute to their memory it was left to grow to the heavens. The mighty hedge, cut once every 10 years, is also the longest of its kind in Britain. It winds around Meiklour House, built in 1870 and now owned by the Marquess of Landsdowne.

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