Top 9 Things to do in Dunkeld, United Kingdom (UK)

March 22, 2018 Hector Krause

Discover the best top things to do in Dunkeld, United Kingdom (UK) including The Hermitage Woodland Walk, Ossian's Hall, Dunkeld Cathedral, Birnam Oak, Rumbling Bridge Falls, Beatrix Potter Exhibition, Dunkeld VisitScotland iCentre, Corbenic Poetry Path, Tay Forest Park.
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1. The Hermitage Woodland Walk

Just off A9 at Dunkeld, Dunkeld, Scotland
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4.5 based on 405 reviews

The Hermitage Woodland Walk

Reviewed By PMC8018 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We stopped off here to stretch our legs and get a breath of fresh air, it was just what we were after. We did the smaller loop plus a bit further up to the rumbling bridge. It would be lovely to go back in Autumn as I imagine the colours would be amazing.

2. Ossian's Hall

Dunkeld, Scotland
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4.5 based on 135 reviews

Ossian's Hall

Built for the second Duke of Atholl in 1758 and restored in 1953, this folly sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the turbulent Black Linn Fall, which affords fine views of the distant woodlands.

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

A visit to the Hermitage should surely include this rather charming and unique viewpoint.
Easily found by following the path from the car parks along the river, the small hall has a great location above a splendid waterfall. The "hall" is much smaller than I expected, and the doors less baffling than I feared. The view of the waterfall was everything I hoped however, and it is worth noting that you can open the glass doors to step n the outside balcony.
This is well worth a visit and the paths to get there are well maintaind and very gentle.

1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Scotland +44 1350 727249
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4.5 based on 463 reviews

Dunkeld Cathedral

Reviewed By stuart w - Glasgow, United Kingdom

This is a lovely old Cathedral in the grounds of the Dunkeld house hotel, only partially restored and working but beautiful to look at and visit and the bell ringing is excellent, beautiful grounds all around

4. Birnam Oak

Oak Road, Dunkeld PH8 0BL, Scotland
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

Birnam Oak

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Although this tree doesn't have the spiritual or wow factor of the amazing Fortingall yew, it is nevertheless an important part of natural history.
Obviously the Shakespear connection lends it added interest, but I am personally content to simply celebrate and enjoy the sheer longevity of the tree.
From a practical perspective, access is via an easy riverside path.

5. Rumbling Bridge Falls

Old Military Road towards Trochry, Dunkeld, Scotland
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Rumbling Bridge Falls

Reviewed By profjoypc - Alnwick, United Kingdom

We passed this bridge and associated Waterfalls whilst visiting The Hermitage. It was absolutely magnificent as we were fortunate enough to be there on a bright autumnal morning after several days of rain. The Waterfalls were spectacular and the bridge set the scene perfectly with its beautiful stonework and surrounding areas of forest. To find this spot, follow the signs from the Hermitage car park along the Braan walk. Strong waterproof shoes are essential.

6. Beatrix Potter Exhibition

Station Road, Dunkeld PH8 0DS, Scotland +44 1350 727674
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4 based on 94 reviews

Beatrix Potter Exhibition

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Although I never read the Beatrix Potter books as a child (sad but true) I was chuffed last year when I visited the museum in Dunkeld Cathedral museum and discovered the picture letter she wrote to a friend, while in Dunkeld.
To be able to see copies of this letter with the original drawings of Peter Rabbit et al is quietly stunning, and a visit to this very good exhibition and garden simply adds to the experience.

7. Dunkeld VisitScotland iCentre

The Cross | Perthshire, Dunkeld PH8 0AN, Scotland +44 1350 727688
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4.5 based on 31 reviews

Dunkeld VisitScotland iCentre

Dunkeld Information Centre is located just off the A9, 13 miles north of Perth and is located in The Cross next to the Atholl Fountain. Dunkeld and Birnam are situated on the banks of the River Tay, divided by the water and brought together by Telford's Bridge. In The Cross you will find the Atholl Fountain and Dunkeld Cathedral which is just a short walk away. We can assist with booking tickets for Pitlochry and Perth Theatres, Ferries and transport as well as local attractions such as Scone Palace and the Black Watch Castle & Museum. Let us book you an adventure with Highland Safaris or Nae Limits Sports. We also have a range of books and maps to help you make the most of your stay as well as Scottish gifts including Harris Tweed and CDs from world-renowned singer/songwriter Dougie MacLean.

Reviewed By johnhouston2 - Knaresborough, United Kingdom

Situated in a very historic and picturesque part of Dunkeld, this visitor centre is very good. The lady on duty was both charming and helpful, and the range of information booklets, maps etc was very good.
There is also a decent wee gift shop.

8. Corbenic Poetry Path

Just past Trochry, Dunkeld PH8 0DY, Scotland
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Corbenic Poetry Path

Reviewed By Stewart P

A wee gem of a walk. Provided by the staff and residents of Corbenic, a Camphill Community, and through the grounds of their houses. Car park next to the bridge over the Braan on the A822. Under the Scotland-wide path grading system this path would be 'strenuous'. The surface is very varied - in parts soft at times muddy, gravel, boarwalk, planks, earth, woodchips and metalled in short sections. The width varies too with many narrow stretches for single file passage; and the gradient is in parts steep.
All that said - if you're able - it's a great walk,through hazel, birch and ash woods, conifer plantation, open moorland edge and passed small fields a pond and the River Braan.
Go quietly and slowly and watch for the wildlife.
For various reasons not suitable for horses or bikes. And best walked in the indicated clockwise direction for the views up and down Strathbraan and for the privacy of the residents whose grounds you're walkking through.
Haven't mentioned the poetry and sculptures! Added value and inspired by and in keeping with the landscape. I laughed out loud at the one about the bull.

9. Tay Forest Park

Dunkeld, Scotland
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Tay Forest Park

Reviewed By profjoypc - Alnwick, United Kingdom

The Tay Forest Park is a large area of magnificent forest, woodland and hillsides with wonderful walks and opportunity to explore this incredibly beautiful area of Scotland. There are numerous trails and longer walks one can follow to experience incredible views and explore the regions natural treasures and history. It is well worthwhile researching the area to decide which aspect you wish to walk and explore. We love the 'big trees' area near Dunkeld where you can see some of the tallest trees (Douglas Firs) in the world alongside magnificent Forests and slopes with amazing views.The various car parks have maps of trails and the walks are well signposted. Take binoculars and strong footware.

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