Cairnbeddie  Perthshire


In 1882-4, Frances Groome's Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland described Cairnbeddie like this:

Cairnbeddie, a hamlet in St Martin's parish, Perthshire, 6½ miles NNE of Perth. A circular mound is here, about 230 feet in diameter, surrounded by a moat 30 feet wide; bore originally the name of Caerbed or Caerbeth, signifying 'the Castle of Macbeth,' and corrupted into Cairnbeddie; is traditionally said to have been the site of a residence of Macbeth, prior to his removing to Dunsinnan; and, opened in 1822, was found to inhume many sword-handles and small horse-shoes.

Cairnbeddie through time

Cairnbeddie is now part of Perth and Kinross district. Click here for graphs and data of how Perth and Kinross has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Cairnbeddie itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Cairnbeddie, in Perth and Kinross and Perthshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 16th May 2022

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