Birnam and Dunkeld are set on opposite banks of the river Tay in the heart of Perthshire's Big Tree Country surrounded by hills and beautiful countryside and forests. The two towns of Birnam and Dunkeld were only joined in 1809 with the building of the Dunkeld Bridge by Thomas Telford across the River Tay.
The Dunkeld House Tree Trail is a National Tree Collection of Scotland (NTCS) project made possible by the generous support of the charity Woodland Heritage.Find Out More
Dunkeld House Estate
Beautiful riverside walks, majestic woodlands and Victorian follies surrounded by breath-taking beauty.Find Out More
Just off the A9 North
Archives contains a fast growing collection of photographs, records and memorabilia relating to the Cathedral and the community, including census records. The regimental records The Scottish Horse are also held there.Find Out More
12 The Cross
Alexander Mackenzie lived in Dunkeld as a young boy from 1836 before leaving in 1841 for Irvine. Alexander moved to Canada in 1842 where he became the 1st Liberal Prime Minister of Canada.Find Out More
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Charles Macintosh, born in 1839 in Inver was a postman for the Dalguise Postal District, the ideal occupation for such a budding natural historian, his long daily walks delivering the mail allowing him to study the local flora and fauna.Find Out More
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Walk in the charming Beatrix Potter Garden and visit Mrs Tiggy Winkle in her house, Jeremy fishing, Mr. Fox and the shed where he lured silly Jemima Puddle Duck to lay her eggs.Find Out More
The Atholl Memorial Fountain was funded by public subscription and built in 1866 'to the memory of George Augustus Frederick John 6th Duke of Atholl.Find Out More
The domestic buildings of Dunkeld date largely from the 18th century, when most of the town was rebuilt (along an earlier street plan), following near total destruction during a battle against the forces of William and Mary in 1689.Find Out More
Cathedral Street & The Cross
The Battle of Dunkeld 21st August 1689 was fought between Jacobite clans supporting the deposed King James and a government regiment supporting the newly crowned William of Orange and his wife Queen Mary.Find Out More
The place to relax in beautiful surroundings, where the sights and sounds of nature hold sway. Enjoy some fishing; book a castle tour; walk among magnificent trees; or get married in the chapel!Find Out More
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