The Fortingall Yew tree is said to be the oldest tree in Great Britain and is estimated to be between 1500 and 3000 years old. Modern experts estimate it to be around 2000 years old and it is thought that it may be parts of the remains of a post-Roman Christian site. Others have suggested it may be a 5000 year old tree! Whatever its age it still remains that it is one of the oldest trees in Europe and possibly the oldest in the UK.
The problem about trying to age the tree is that through natural decay it has lost the heartwood rings that would establish the true age of the ancient yew tree.
The yew tree has been cut, and even burnt in the past and it has the look of several smaller trees, however the main trunk is underground and all come from the same tree roots.
"Sooo Peaceful" We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Kinnaird lodges, only one fault that it wasn't long enough. The lodges are well equipped with everything that you could possibly need for your stay. The views from the lodge are stunning, after a day out walking there was nothing better than relaxing in the hot tub. Thanks to Yvonne for the warm welcome that we received on our arrival and for showing us around. This was our first visit and hopefully not the last. Lorraine and Ronnie
Kinnaird has the wow factor I stayed here with my partner for 3 nights have never felt so relaxed. You cant beat Sitting in the hot tube at night over looking the beautiful views. The lodge itself has everything you could need and more. Great value for money we are already looking forward to our next stay. Thanks to Jane and andy for such a great stress free stay Room Tip: All the lodges are great value for money with fantastic facilities Tripadvisor - reviewer from Glasgow