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Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross

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Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross

Auchterarder is a small town located north of the Ochil Hills in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, and home to the famous Gleneagles Hotel. The 1.5 mile long High Street of Auchterarder gave the town its popular name of "The Lang Toun" or Long Town. In the Middle Ages, Auchterarder was known in Europe as 'the town of 100 drawbridges', a colourful description of the narrow bridges leading from the road level across wide gutters to the doorsteps of houses.
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNN9412
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01764
Populationest. 4,450 (2006),

Other names by which Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross has been known in the past

Uachdar Ard Thir

Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Auchterarder, par. and market town, SE. Perthsh., 14 miles SW. of Perth by rail -- par., 11,181 ac., pop. 3648; town, pop. 2666; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks.Market-day, Saturday. A. Castle and A. House are in vicinity.

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