🌿🍄Somewhere, over the rainbow, there is a hobbit house waiting for you... 🌷🐝 Could you move into this gorgeous cottage in beautiful Scotland? Love this shot by @little.scottish.one who says, "I met the lady who is lucky enough to live here. She's been here for over 50 years, I can't help feeling envious!"... I don't blame her!
This is Fortingall, a small village in highland Perthshire, Scotland, in Glen Lyon. According to legend it was the birthplace of Pontius Pilate who was born well before the Roman conquest. Although a number of other locations make similar claims. But I do love a good legend! This place is also famous for its churchyard yew tree that is said to be the oldest living thing in Europe, over 5,000 years old. Although the rotten roast spud I had last week in my local pub could give it a good run for its money.
At its peak the tree had a girth of 56 feet and there was a time when it was possible to drive through it. Regrettably, the trunk started to split –due it is thought to the fires lit at its roots during the annual Beltane Rites – carried out here from pagan times until the late 19th century. New shoots have formed and the tree continues. Its branches overhang the burial place of the Stewarts of Garth, descendants of Alexander Stewart the infamous third son of Robert II – the Wolf of Badenoch. How amazing is that? Real life Game of Thrones!
Yep... I think I could live here, surrounded by this incredible ancient history. Could you? Beautiful shot by @little.scottish.one 🇬🇧 Visit Blimey.com (see link on my profile) to read more! Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧