21 Jan Forteviot, Perthshire
This village in Strathearn, Perthshire was once the capital of the Pictish kingdom of Fortrenn.
It’s worth a stop on any tours of Scotland.
There was a religious foundation of the Celtic Church at Forteviot established around the 8th century.
Two Celtic crosses testify to its existence.
The Dupplin Cross, which is magnificently carved, stands above Bankhead Farm.
A sculptured fragment of the Dronachy Cross is now housed in the parish church.
The bronze Celtic handbell belonging to Forteviot Church has been dated to the 10th century.
Just outside the village are the outlines of a large Roman camp. Its near Broomhill Farm.
Invermay House is also worth visiting.
Invermay consists of the remains of late-16th century tower house incorporated into later buildings.
Also known as the Old House of Invermay, it was replaced by a new mansion in the late 18th century.
Tak a look at Dupplin Loch and Dupplin Castle.
The Battle of Dupplin was fought in 1332.
So, there is some truly ancient history.
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