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Doon Hill


(Fairy Knowe; Dun Sithean)

A modest summit located amongst woodland on the right bank of the River Forth, Doon Hill (also known as Fairy Knowe or Dun Sithean) rises steeply to 77m (252 feet) a half-mile (0.8 km) south southeast of Aberfoyle in Stirling Council Area. A local clergyman, Rev. Robert Kirk (1644-92), believed a gateway to the land of the fairies was located here. It is said his spirit remained within a large pine tree at the top of this hill after his death and tradition suggests that running seven times around this tree will make the fairies appear. Today, visitors to Doon Hill leave their wishes in the form of fragments of cloth ('clouties') on the trees which they hope the fairies grant.


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