Places to visit

Dunkeld

Dunkeld

A picturesque town on the banks of the River Tay

  • Wander along Cathedral Street and The Cross, where the Trust has restored 20 of the 17th- and 18th-century houses.

  • Gaze up at the Atholl Memorial Fountain and see how many of the wildlife carvings you can identify.

  • Walk beside the River Tay and look out for salmon a-leaping!

  • Pop into the Trust’s Ell Shop, packed full of Scottish crafts and traditional sweets.

Beautifully situated on the banks of the River Tay, Dunkeld is a picturesque place.

The square around the old market cross has been carefully preserved and around 20 of the houses have been restored by the Trust.

However, it was not always this peaceful here. The restored houses, which are private residences, date back to the redbuiling of Dunkeld following the town's destruction during the fierce Battle of Dunkeld in 1689. This was a victory for the government soldiers, less than a month after the Jacobite victory at Killiecrankie.