Visit Glendevon and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Glendevon, Perth and Kinross. To the North, this glen merges with Glen Eagles and the two valleys form a dramatic passage through the Ochil Hills, rising to nearly 900 ft at their junction.
Fife County Council have established two reservoirs in this part of the Ochils, the first in the upper reaches of the River Devon, the second in Glenquay, a western tributary.
The glen was extensively used by 19th century cattle-drovers, who brought beasts from the North to the cattle tryst at Falkirk. In 1812—13, 863 cattle and 13,219 sheep passed this way, and no doubt many more should have been recorded at the toll-bar at the Yetts of Much-kart had not secret passages of the Ochils been made to avoid payment of the toll.
Today Glen Devon and its subsidiary valleys afford wonderful walking and pony-trekking country.
Glendevon village first emerges historically in 1521 when Abbot Mylne of Cambuskenneth Abbey consecrated a new chapter house, and invited to the service “Jacobus Wilson prebandarius de Glendowane” and also “Jacobus Haldene of Glenaggis Knight”. At this time the church in Glendevon was attached to Dunblane and served from there.
In 1643 John Brughe was tried in Edinburgh for practising witchcraft; one of the charges against him was that “thrice he had met Satan in the Kirkyard of Glendevan”. In 1649 another inhabitant of the glen, Mart. Kennard, was suspected of witchcraft.
Glendevon Castle is an early 15th century fortalice. It is said to have belonged to the Douglas who was stabbed by King James II at Stirling in 1452, after having been given a safe conduct. By the 16th century the Castle belonged to the Crawfords, but after 1766 the keep became the property of the Rutherfords.
Nearby towns: Auchterarder, Blackford, Dollar, Kinross
Nearby villages: Aberdalgie, Alloa, Alva, Arngask, Blairhall, Braco, Brewlands, Bridge of Earn, Clackmannan, Coalsnaughton, Cowie, Craig, Crook of Devon, Crossgates, Devonside, Dron, Dunmore, Dunning, Fallin, Fishcross, Forgandenny, Forteviot, Gleneagles, Glenfarg, Glenochil, Greenloaning, Kelty, Kingseat, Menstrie, Milnathort, Muckhart, Muirton, Muthill, Oakley, Rumblingbridge, Saline, Sauchie, Throsk, Tillicoultry, Townhill, Tullibody, Woodlands
Have you decided to visit Glendevon or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Glendevon bed and breakfast (a Glendevon B&B or Glendevon b and b)
- a Glendevon guesthouse
- a Glendevon hotel (or motel)
- a Glendevon self-catering establishment, or
- other Glendevon accommodation