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Coupar Angus


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Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Coupar Angus ScotlandRent a Self Catering Cottage in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland. A completely self contained cottage attached to the owners home, situated in the small hamlet of Campmuir 2 miles from Coupar Angus with peaceful and relaxing views over the countryside and Sidlow Hills. It is an ideal holiday base for exploring Majestic Perthshire with its attractive nearby towns of Dunkeld, Blairgowrie, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Crieff, also close to Scone Palace, Glamis Castle, Perth and Dundee.

 

Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Coupar Angus Perthshire ScotlandRent a Self Catering Cottage in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland. Castles, country houses and museums in area. The Perthshire town of Coupar Angus lies in the valley of Strathmore. In a quiet side street, this substantial refurbished detached house offers an excellent base for touring Perth, Blairgowrie, Glamis Scone and Pitlochry being within easy reach.

" Coupar of Angus or Cupar is a considerable town and parish in the valley of Strathmore, and though designated in Angus, by far the greater part is situated in the county of Perth. The town is situated in the on the Isla, and is divided by a rivulet into two parts; that part which lies south of that rivulet being all that belongs to the county of Angus. The streets are well paved and lighted, and the town has much improved of late years; thereis a town-house and steeple on the spot where the prison of the court of regality stood. The linen manufacture is carried on to a considerable extent, nearly 200,000 yards of different kinds of cloth being stamped here. There is also a considerable tannery, and in the immediate neighbourhood a large leachfield has been laid out. Besides the town of Cupar, there are several villages, of which the largest contains about 100 inhabitants." (The Gazetteer of Scotland, W Chalmers, Dundee 1803)

A market town in east Perth and Kinross, situated at a crossroads on the south bank of the River Isla in the centre of the fertile valley of Strathmore. A Cistercian Abbey, of which only part of the gateway survives, was founded here by King Malcolm c.1164. A stream that divides the town in two was formerly the boundary between Perthshire and Angus, the older part of the town being in the Angus portion giving rise to the name Coupar-Angus.

The town was revitalised in the 19th century as a market town, manufacturing centre and communication hub following the creation of the turnpike roads and the arrival of the railway. Interesting buildings from that period include a toll house, tannery, weaving mill, maltings and station. Modern industries include printing and the manufacture of food products, agricultural chemicals and farm machinery. There are recreational facilities in the Larghan Victory Park.

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