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River Tay

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The River Tay is the longest river in Scotland at 119 miles and is one of the five big Scottish salmon rivers.

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The River Tay begins life as a tiny spring on Ben Lui and changes its name several times before it passes through Loch Tay. By the time it reaches the end of its majestic journey it is almost 2 miles wide and can carry more water than the Thames and the Severn combined.

The river is home to internationally important populations of salmon, otter and lamprey and is reputed as one of Scotland's finest angling rivers.

For the more adventurous the Tay also offers exciting canoeing and white water rafting options as well as many other watersports.

The River Tay can best be enjoyed at Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and, in Perth, from the beautiful riverside walkway and North Inch Park. The riverside at Dunkeld is a lovely spot for a lazy afternoon, with the cathedral and the old larch trees providing a romantic backdrop.

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The River Tay begins life as a tiny spring on Ben Lui and changes its name several times before it passes through Loch Tay. By the time it reaches the end of its majestic journey it is almost 2 miles wide and can carry more water than the Thames and the Severn combined.

The river is home to internationally important populations of salmon, otter and lamprey and is reputed as one of Scotland's finest angling rivers.

For the more adventurous the Tay also offers exciting canoeing and white water rafting options as well as many other watersports.

The River Tay can best be enjoyed at Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld and, in Perth, from the beautiful riverside walkway and North Inch Park. The riverside at Dunkeld is a lovely spot for a lazy afternoon, with the cathedral and the old larch trees providing a romantic backdrop.

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