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Muthill PerthshireThe small village of Muthill spills down a north facing slope and looks across the flat valley of the River Earn, Strathearn, to Crieff beyond.

Much of village surrounds an ancient triangular village green. On the site of present day Muthill, a house of the "servants of God" is mentioned in the 9thC. This Culdee community existed here until into the 12thC.

The earliest part of the pre-Reformation Church is the 21m high bell tower which dates to around 1140. This was originally a free standing structure around which a later church was built. However, the foundations may be as old as 9thC and associated with the Culdees.

3 kms north of Muthill, Drummond Castle was founded in 1491 by Sir John Drummond. The castle is famous for with it's wonderfully laid out formal Italianate gardens.

The village was burned, as were others in Strathearn, by Highlanders retreating after the Battle of Sheriffmuir in 1716 and was rebuilt shortly afterwards. Muthill has an excellent folk museum housed in an 1760 Georgian cottage near the old church.

 

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