Achnafauld

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Achnafauld
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Achnafauld
Achnafauld shown within Perth and Kinross
OS grid reference NN875363
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Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERFELDY
Postcode district PH15
Dialling code 01887
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56°30′19″N3°49′46″W / 56.505271°N 3.829403°W / 56.505271; -3.829403 Coordinates: 56°30′19″N3°49′46″W / 56.505271°N 3.829403°W / 56.505271; -3.829403

Achnafauld[ pronunciation? ] (Scottish Gaelic : Achadh na Follt) is a settlement in the Scottish Highlands, about 15 miles northwest of Perth. [1] It is located in the parish of Dull in the council area of Perth and Kinross. [2]

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References

  1. "Pitlochry and Crieff", Ordnance Survey Landranger Map (B2 ed.), 2008, ISBN   0-319-22985-8
  2. Scottish-places.info