Meikleour

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Cleaven Dyke, a neolithic construction, runs through Meikleour woods

Meikleour, pronounced [mɪˈkluːɾ], is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It lies 12 miles (19 kilometres) north of Perth and 4 miles (6 kilometres) south of Blairgowrie.[1] It is in the parish of Caputh.[2]

It is home to the Meikleour Beech Hedge which was planted in 1746.[1] The hedge is said to be the longest and tallest in the world and runs alongside the A93 road from Perth to Blairgowrie.[3] The hedge is on the edge of the estate of Meikleour House, which itself is designated as an outstanding level of interest environment by Historic Environment Scotland.[4]

The Meikleour Arms, on Old Military Road, is a Category B listed building dating to 1820.

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  1. ^ a b AA Book of British Villages. Drive Publications. 1980. p. 280.
  2. ^ "Home". MEIKLEOUR VILLAGE HALL AND INSTITUTE. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Meikleour". Undiscovered Scotland. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Inventory Garden & Designed Landscape MEIKLEOUR GDL00279". Historic Environment Scotland. Retrieved 5 January 2020.

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Coordinates: 56°32′N 3°22′W / 56.533°N 3.367°W / 56.533; -3.367