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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.

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The Birnam Oak

An ancient and impressive survivor of Shakespeare's famous Birnam Wood with a circumference of over 7 metres.

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Oak Road
Birnam
PH8 0BL

Niel Gow

Born in 1727, Niel Gow is Perthshire's fiddle legend, with many of his compositions still being played today at ceilidhs and country dances throughout the country.

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Dunkeld Cathedral

A majestic medieval cathedral and stunning riverside location. The history of Dunkeld can be traced to the ninth century when it emerged as an important religious centre for the early Celtic Church.

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Cathedral Street
Dunkeld
PH8 0AW

Telford Bridge

There were several wooden bridges across the Tay at Dunkeld, most famously one finished during the time of Bishop Gavin Douglas in the 16th century: all washed away during a flood on the river.

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Telford Bridge
Dunkeld
PH8 0AQ

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