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 rebuilding 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.
The town is ideal for exploring on foot. Everything is within easy walking distance, which enables you to soak up Dunkeld’s historic charm and tranquillity. Take a stroll up Cathedral Street to Dunkeld Cathedral, past the little houses restored by the Trust. Don’t forget to pop into our Ell Shop for crafts and sweet treats.
Walkers of all abilities will enjoy the extensive local footpath network. The mile-long walk along the south banks of the rivers Tay and Braan, part of the longer Birnam Circular Walk, provides excellent views of Dunkeld Cathedral and the town.
The Ell Shop (open seasonally) is named after the ‘ell’, a traditional unit used by weavers to measure cloth – an example can be seen on the wall outside.
Dunkeld is renowned for its excellent range of shops and eating places.
There are several car parks in Dunkeld.
The Ell Shop has a small step.
The public toilet located in North Car Park has disabled facilities.
There is good accessibility for wheelchairs and people with mobility issues throughout Dunkeld.
Dunkeld is 13 miles north of Perth.
Ordnance Survey Ref: NO 027428
Towering Douglas firs, a spectacular waterfall and a picturesque folly