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Perthshire

Dunkeld

Picturesque town, full of restored houses, on the banks of the River Tay

Planning your visit

Dunkeld is renowned for its excellent range of shops and eating places.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email on dunkeld@nts.org.uk or telephone 01350 728641.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking

The public toilet located in North Car Park has disabled facilities.

Baby changing
Bike route
Buggy access
Café
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Dogs welcome

There are several Pay & Display car parks in Dunkeld.

Picnics
Play area

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.

Dunkeld is perfect for exploring on foot. Everything is within easy walking distance, which enables you to soak up Dunkeld’s historical charm. Take a stroll up Cathedral Street to Dunkeld Cathedral, past the little houses restored by the Trust.

Toilet

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. There’s also a walk beside the Tay to the nearby Hermitage.

Explore Stanley Hill (also known as Schoochie Hill). This terraced viewpoint dates back to the early 1700s and was built by the Dukes of Atholl so that they could enjoy unspoilt vistas of the surrounding area.

  • There’s good accessibility for wheelchairs and people with mobility issues throughout Dunkeld.
  • The Ell Shop has a small step.

Opening times

Dunkeld

Current periodAll year, daily
The Ell Shop

Current period1 Jan 2020–31 Mar 2021, closed

Entry prices

Adult
Free
Family
Free
One adult family
Free
Concession
Free

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