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Auchterarder is a small town in Perthshire, a former
royal burgh, southeast of Crieff. There is little trace now of the medieval royal castle in which Mary of Guise, widow of James V and Regent, negotiated the Treaty of
Perth in 1559. After the Rattle of Sheriffmuir in 1716, the
town was destroyed by the retreating Jacobites so that
the army of the Duke of Argyll could not shelter in it. The town was rebuilt and became a weaving centre.

St Kessog’s well was said to have curative properties. The Gleneagles Hotel and golf courses are nearby. Auchterarder Heritage tells the history of the town and area. It was said to be ‘the largest village in Scotland’.

Gleneagles Hotel is a luxury AA 5 Red Star hotel, world-renowned for golf on the King's, Queen's and PGA Centenary courses. Gleneagles also has a unique combination of leisure activities including riding, shooting, falconry, country club and is surrounded by breathtaking countryside, yet within 1 hour's drive of both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.

If you would like to Tour Auchterarder on a highly personalized small group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy Stevenson

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