Perth and Kinross

A hamlet in central Perth and Kinross, Dalguise lies to the west of the River Tay, 4 miles (6.5 km) northwest of Dunkeld. The Dalguise Estate was given to the church of Dunkeld by William the Lyon (1143 - 1214) and later fell into the hands of the Stewart family. Dating from 1753, the author of children's books Beatrix Potter (1866 - 1943) spent eleven summers at Dalguise House with her family between 1871 and 1881. The Dalguise Pillar, a carved stone column with Corinthian details and spiral fluting topped by a unicorn, probably dates from the 18th century and may have been a market cross. It is now to be found in the Birnam Institute, 5 miles (8 km) to the south.

Between 1863 and 1965, Dalguise had railway station on the Highland Line. The line continues in use and the nearby Dalguise railway viaduct was built in 1861-63 to a design by the engineer Joseph Mitchell (1803-83).

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