Gleneagles in Scotland

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Gleneagles Hotel and grounds © geograph.org.uk - Simon Ledingham/cc-by-sa-2.0

Gleneagles Hotel and grounds © geograph.org.uk – Simon Ledingham/cc-by-sa-2.0

Gleneagles is a glen which connects with Glen Devon to form a pass through the Ochil Hills of Perth and Kinross in Scotland. The name’s origin has nothing to do with eagles, and is a corruption of eaglais or ecclesia, meaning church, and refers to the chapel and well of Saint Mungo, which was restored as a memorial to the Haldane family which owns the Gleneagles estate.

Gleneagles House at the northern entrance to Gleneagles comprises a 1750 extension to an earlier 17th-century building that is approached by an avenue of lime trees planted to commemorate the Battle of Camperdown. Little remains of Gleneagles Castle, the early 16th-century tower house of the Haldanes.

Wether Hill and Glen Eagles from Torlum Wood © geograph.org.uk - Dr Richard Murray/cc-by-sa-3.0 The Old Toll House Glen Eagles © geograph.org.uk - wfmillar/cc-by-sa-2.0 Gleneagles Hotel © geograph.org.uk - James Allan/cc-by-sa-2.0 Glen Eagles © geograph.org.uk - Paul McIlroy/cc-by-sa-2.0 9th hole on Kings Course at Gleneagles © geograph.org.uk - Keith Duff/cc-by-sa-2.0 Gleneagles Hotel and grounds © geograph.org.uk - Simon Ledingham/cc-by-sa-2.0
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Wether Hill and Glen Eagles from Torlum Wood © geograph.org.uk - Dr Richard Murray/cc-by-sa-3.0
The Caledonian Railway Company used its name for the Gleneagles Hotel and golf course they built some distance from the glen at the edge of Auchterarder. The hotel hosted the controversial G8 conference in July 2005, which earned the area the description of “the most fortified golf course in Scotland” due to extensive security.

Gleneagles railway station, formerly known as Crieff Junction, is on the line between Perth and Stirling. As its name suggests, this was the junction for the Crieff Junction Railway, which closed in 1964.

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