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

Things to do


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.


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 is 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.