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with it's famous 'Birks' (Robert Burns 1787) and General Wade's bridge (1733).
the capital of Strathearn situated in one of Scotland's most beautiful and unspoiled areas.
one of Scotland's finest holiday centres, offering an impressive range of activities and attractions.
a delightful Victorian town nestling in the Perthshire Highlands amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.
Access to Dunkeld is excellent. We're just off the A9 trunk road through Scotland and only an hour and a half drive from Glasgow.
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Scottish Tourist Board
he little town of Dunkeld is one of Perthshire's gems.
Nestling beneath thickly-wooded hills, its Cathedral and beautifully restored 17th Century buildings have an air of timeless tranquillity.
On the opposite bank of the River Tay lies Birnam, a Victorian village with good accommodation and countless walks nearby.
This is an ideal centre for lovers of history and the great outdoors.
See the Beatrix Potter Garden (she drew much of her inspiration from holidaying in this area) and the associated Exhibition. Walk to the Birnam Oak, a fragment of the ancient forest described in Shakespeare's "Macbeth".
Some of Scotland's finest salmon and trout angling is enjoyed hereabouts, particularly on the River Tay. Golfers too will enjoy the challenge of Dunkeld's scenic 9-hole course, with several others nearby. There is a children's activity centre at Dalguise, just to the north, whilst tennis and bowls are also available to visitors.
Dunkeld is peaceful in the evenings, athough there are summer concerts in the Cathedral and occasional folk music - but it is easy to reach the theatres and other entertainments in the larger towns of Perth and Pitlochry.
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