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Tomnahurich Hill

A wooded summit with a name meaning 'hill of the yews', Tomnahurich Hill is a prominent landmark located a mile (1.5 km) southwest of Inverness town centre. It rises steeply to 67m (221 feet) between Glenurquhart Road (the A82) and the Caledonian Canal. Geologically, this is an excellent example of an esker, deposited under an ancient ice-sheet. Since the mid-19th century the hill at the centre of a cemetery, but it is said that the seer Thomas the Rhymer (1220-97) lies here along with his men and white horses, ready to rise again and save Scotland in her hour of need. Folklore also suggests that the Fairy Queen holds court here.


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