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A Visit To The Fortingall Yew, Perthshire

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Part of our series on the oldest trees in the UK, this page introduces a video about the Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, Scotland. See this tree which began life in the Bronze Age, and appreciate its setting in the churchyard of an ‘arts and craft’ style church.

Fortingall Church & The Fortingall Yew

Uploaded to YouTube by Fly’n Brian on 14 Nov 2015

The Fortingall Yew, which is somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 years old, is Scotland’s oldest tree, and possibly the oldest tree in the UK.

This five minute video visits the church in the Perthshire village of Fortingall. The Oldest Yew, the Kirk and a Plague Mass Grave are examined. You get a good view of the tree and an understanding of the immediate setting.

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