Benvie and Invergowrie
Rent a Self Catering Cottage in Invergowrie, Scotland. These two adjoining properties offer sumptuous accommodation within extensive grounds and are situated in The Carse of Gowrie which runs from the north bank of the River Tay up to the northern slopes of the Braes of the Carse, noted for its fruit growing, especially raspberries and strawberries.
united parishes are about 3 miles in length and nearly the same
in breadth. The surface rises with an easy ascent from the Tay,
except twoards the south west where it joins to the parish of
Dundee. The higher ground forms a ridge, stretching obliquely
in a direction from East to West, and behind is an extensive tract
of muir, where there are some plantations, but no marks of cultivation.
The muir is bounded by the water of Dichty, which rises in the
parish of Lundie, and runs south and east through the valley of
Strathmartin. There are several villages, viz, Locheye, Millhouse,
Liff, Benvie and Invergworie: the latter is noted as the site
of the first christian church erected on the north side of the
river Tay." (The Gazetteer of Scotland, W Chalmers, Dundee
village on the north shore of the Firth of Tay, which acts as
a residential suburb of Dundee. Although having been previously
formally incorporated within Dundee, Invergowrie now exists within
Perth and Kinross.
to have been a royal point of embarkation at which Alexander I
planned to build a palace, Invergowrie was gifted to the monks
of Scone in the Middle Ages. Its church was allegedly founded
by St Bonifacius in the 8th century and in the ancient churchyard
are two large stones known as the Ewes (or Yowes) of Gowrie. Thomas
the Rhymer predicted in the 13th century that 'When the Yowes
o' Gowrie come to land, The day o' judgement's near at hand.'
Another stone to the north of Invergowrie is associated with a
local tale describing how the Devil flung a huge boulder from
Fife with the intention of destroying the church. Invergowrie
toll-house stands nearby on the south side of the former Perth-Dundee
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