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Tel code: 01250 | code search
Postcode: PH8 | code search
Population: 1200
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Dunkeld is a small town in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, 15 miles north of Perth parallel with the River Tay on the north side surrounded by crags and woodland. It was the 9th century capital of Scotland. The ancient town said to have been founded by the son of the King of the Picts c820 and hosts historically interesting structures, Dunkeld was destroyed at the Battle of Dunkeld in 1689, musket ball strikes can still be seen in the walls of the gothic style medieval Dunkeld Cathedral, the town was rebuilt by the 18th century in traditional Scottish style, consisting of a main street with narrow closes. A stone bridge was built in 1809 which changed the alignment of the town. The neo-gothic Atholl Memorial Fountain was built in 1866 and is found at The Cross or market place. Cathedral Museum in the former chapter house contains elaborate monuments from 17th and early 19th centuries including two early Christian cross-slabs. National Trust for Scotland has restored many of the buildings including The Hermitage an 18th century folley. Dunkeld is a popular tourist resort, with picturesque scenery, fishing, holiday accommodation and railway station on the Highland Main Line; attractions include the Scottish Liqueur Centre.

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Atholl Arms (0.03 miles)

Atholl Arms

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The Atholl Arms Hotel, built in 1790, imposes itself on the head of the fine five arched bridge, built by Thomas Telford. Situated in the Historical Cathedral City of Dunkeld, ... More

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The Pend (0.10 miles)

The Pend

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Nestled by the banks of the River Tay, amid stunning scenery, sits Dunkeld. You can almost feel the history in the atmosphere as you walk around. The price includes dinner, bed and ... More

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Birnam Hotel (0.51 miles)

Birnam Hotel

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Welcome to the Birnam Hotel. Style, elegance and good old-fashioned Scottish hospitality is what the newly upgraded Birnam Hotel is all about. Located in the stunning Perthshire countryside in the ... More

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Hilton Dunkeld House (0.99 miles)

Hilton Dunkeld House

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Originally built by the 7th Duke of Atholl as a summer house for his wife, the Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel lies on a private estate of 280 acres and is the ... More

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The Bankfoot Inn (5.21 miles)

The Bankfoot Inn
Welcome to The Bankfoot Inn. The Bankfoot Inn offers a great atmosphere set in a real Scottish country Inn along with great food, prepared by our chef. We have both a public bar ... More | visit website
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Holmrigg (6.42 miles)

Holmrigg
Situated in grounds of 3 acres, with fine views, 4 miles from Blairgowrie in Perthshire. ... More
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Cuil-an-Daraich Guest House (6.99 miles)

Cuil-an-Daraich Guest House

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Our rooms are large and spacious, all en-suite. They are tasfully decorated with period funiture. We have fantastic views over the River Tay and surrounding countryside. It is very quite ... More

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Ballathie House (8.12 miles)

Ballathie House
Situated on its own Estate overlooking the River Tay near Perth, Ballathie House offers Scottish Hospitality in a house of character and distinction. The original public rooms are elegantly furnished and spacious Master Bedrooms feature ... More | visit website
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MacDonald Arms Hotel (8.21 miles)

MacDonald Arms Hotel
The MacDonald Arms Hotel has been open since 1780 and is currently owned by husband & wife team Euan & Kirsten Smith. Having purchased the hotel in August 2007 they have been making improvements continually ... More | visit website
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The Bridge Of Cally Hotel (8.89 miles)

The Bridge Of Cally Hotel

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Dating from circa 1870, this former Drover's Inn is now a cosy and modern family-run hotel offering a warm and friendly welcome. Nestling at the gateway to Royal Deeside in the heart ... More

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