Ardoch, Perth and Kinross

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Ardoch is located in Perth and Kinross
Ardoch shown within Perth and Kinross
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56°16′44″N 3°52′54″W / 56.278944°N 3.881576°W / 56.278944; -3.881576Coordinates: 56°16′44″N 3°52′54″W / 56.278944°N 3.881576°W / 56.278944; -3.881576

Ardoch /ˈɑːr.dɒx/ is a community, the largest population of which is in Braco, WSW of the city of Perth in Perth and Kinross in Scotland.


Over Ardoch and the Mill of Ardoch are the eponymous settlements which refer to the south-western parts of the south slope of the towering hill of Coire Odhar, rising 230 metres above the mill and Braco Castle to 357 metres Above Ordnance Datum. It is bounded by forest to the north and south and by the moorland hill of Cromlet (405m AOD) to the west. To the south of Braco two headwaters rising in the lower highlands to the immediate north meet, at about 10 metres below and 500 metres south of the clustered village (and main settlement) of Braco which borders the streams. Three bridges are in Braco. The A9 road and village of Greenloaning are immediately south of the confluence which becomes thereafter the Arran Water (or River). The nearest town is Dunblane 6 miles (9.7 km) south-west; Crieff is a little farther to the north. It had based on the 2001 census a population of 1,082. [1]

Ardoch Roman Fort is nearby, just outside the town of Braco.


  1. ^ General Register Office for Scotland : Census 2001 : Usual Resident Population KS01 : Ardoch Civil parish Archived 7 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 7 January 2010

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