Weem

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Weem
Weem is located in Perth and Kinross
Weem
Weem
Location within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NN843498
Council area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERFELDY
Postcode district PH15
Dialling code 01887
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°37′33″N 3°53′15″W / 56.625712°N 3.887391°W / 56.625712; -3.887391Coordinates: 56°37′33″N 3°53′15″W / 56.625712°N 3.887391°W / 56.625712; -3.887391
The Victorian church at Weem

Weem (Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Chlachain) is a village on the B846 near Aberfeldy in Perthshire, Scotland. The name Weem is derived from the Gaelic uamh, meaning 'cave'.

Nearby is Castle Menzies. One of Scotland's best-preserved 16th-century castles, Castle Menzies is the seat of Clan Menzies. Looked after by a private preservation trust, the Castle and grounds are open to visitors in summer (entrance charge).

The Old Parish Church of Weem, of medieval origin, contains the funerary monuments of the Menzies family from the 16th century, and the heraldic hatchments carried at their funerals. Key from neighbouring cottage.

There are two pubs in Weem, the Ailean Chraggan and the Weem Hotel.

References

  • http://www.menzies.org/castle/index.htm


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