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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Meikleour Beech Hedge

The Meikleour Beech Hedge is located in Meikleour, Perthshire, Scotland, alongside the Perth to Blairgowrie Road. The hedge was planted in the autumn of 1746, the year of the Jacobite uprising, by Jean Mercer and her husband, Robert Murray Nairne on the Marquess of Lansdowne's Meikleour estate. It is said the hedge grows towards the heavens because the men who planted it were killed at the Battle of Culloden. The hedge is noted in the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest and longest hedge in the world, reaching one hundred feet in height and one quarter of a mile in length. Meikleour Beech Hedge.

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