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Abernethy, Perth and Kinross

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Abernethy, Perth and Kinross

Abernethy is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland, situated 8 mi south-east of Perth. It has one of Scotland's two surviving Irish-style round towers (the other is at Brechin, Angus; both are in the care of Historic Scotland). The tower stands 74 ft high, and it is possible to climb to the top, using a modern metal spiral staircase (the tower originally had several wooden floors linked by ladders).
Post townPERTH
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNO1816
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01738 85
Populationest. 1,350 (2006)

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


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

Abernethy, par. and vil., Perthshire and Fifeshire, on rivulet Nethy, 8½ miles SE. of Perth by rail -- par., 9544 ac., pop. 1714; vil., pop. 906; P.O. It has a remarkable round tower 74 ft. high, probably dating from the 10th century.

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