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    Tour Dunkeld, Scotland

    Welcome to Dunkeld, a delightful small country town in the heart of Scotland.

    Tell me a little about a Tour of Dunkeld

    Dunkeld is situated in the heart of Scotland and this provides a ideal base for touring.

    Tell me more about a Tour of Dunkeld 

    Summary information on Dunkeld and environs is provided below.

    Dunkeld translates as ‘Fort of the Caledonians’ with latter being a tribe which occupied part of Scotland during the Roman era. There has probably been a settlement on the site for some 2000 years. Dunkeld sits on the banks of the mighty River Tay surrounded by the magnificent scenery of Perthshire’s ‘big tree’ country. Dunkeld and environs can satisfy a wide range of visitor interests and activities including fishing, hiking, photography, white water rafting, castles, traditional music, battle sites, golf and whisky distilleries. Benefiting from its central location Dunkeld is superbly situated as base for touring other parts of Scotland with many destinations such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling Castle, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Balmoral and Fife Coast all within a day’s drive. Dunkeld is served by both rail and bus services.

    Dunkeld and the adjoining town of Birnam serve the local rural based communities. However, both towns are well endowed with a wide range of accommodations and facilities for visitors including hotels, Guest Houses, B&Bs and self-catering (vacation rental). Here is a list of activities and visitor attractions in and around the Dunkeld area plus other popular destinations within a day’s drive.


    • Fishing for salmon on the River Tay and its tributaries.
    • Golf at Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club. Many other golf courses including St. Andrews are also accessible.
    • Beatrix Potter connection at Birnam.
    • Hiking through the woodlands and landscapes of Perthshire.
    • The scenic Falls of Braan at nearby Ossian’s Hall.
    • Tours of whisky distilleries at nearby Edradour and Blair Atholl.
    • Traditional Scottish music  at the Taybank Hotel.
    • White Water Rafting and associated activities at Grandtully.
    • Prehistoric stone circle at Croft Moraig, near Aberfeldy.
    • Bird watching at Loch of the Lowes  wildlife reserve.
    • Scenic gorge and battle site (1689) of Killiecrankie.
    • Birnam Oak and Birnam Wood Shakespeare connection (Macbeth)
    • Loch Tay with its recreated Iron Age Crannog Centre.
    • Nearby Pitlochry with its shopping facilities and well regarded theatre.
    • Falconry and Hunting with Hawkes at Gleneagles.
    • Deer stalking.
    • Historic battle sites of Bannockburn, Stirling Bridge and Sherriffmuir.
    • Popular Blair Castle, (seat of Duke of Atholl) with its grounds and gardens.
    • Stirling Castle, a top tourist attraction which includes a Royal Palace,
    • Historic Dunkeld Cathedral situated on a 6th century AD Christian site.
    • The spectacular Queen’s View situated in the Tay Forest Park.
    • A wide range of gardens including Branklyn, Explorers, Drummond and Cluny.
    • Horse racing at Perth Racecourse.
    • Museum of the famous Black Watch Regiment in Perth.
    • Pictish (history) themed tour to include the famous Dupplin Cross at Dunning.
    • Roman Frontier sites such as Ardoch, Findo Gask Ridge and Inchtuthill.

    Day’s Drive: St Andrews/Isle of Skye/Fife Coast/Glasgow/Edinburgh/Loch Ness/Balmoral/Glencoe

    How can Catswhiskerstours help with a Tour of Dunkeld?

    • Include the town in a private, customised tour.
    • Include the town in a  self-drive (driving tour) tour of Scotland by way of package comprising rental car, lodgings and itinerary


    For more information and help contact Nigel-
    T  44 (0) 141 638 5500
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    We look forward to hearing from you!

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