Dunkeld is a pretty little town on the banks of the River Tay about 10 miles south of Pitlochry.
Dunkeld has played a major role in shaping modern Scotland and was, for many centuries, the centre of Christianity in Scotland until the cathedral was largely destroyed during the 16th century reformation. The town subsequently became a major market town boosted by the building of the bridge over the Tay in 1809 linking Birnam with Dunkeld. The cathedral undergoes constant restoration to this day.
There are some great little shops, cafes, delis and bakeries in Dunkeld so it’s perfect for a lunch or coffee stop. However, the main attraction has to be the riverside cathedral and its grounds. Well worth a visit.
Also worth seeking out: The Hermitage, The Birnam Oak and The Beatrix Potter Exhibition at the Birnam Art Centre.