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Considered the Gateway to the Highlands, there are excellent motorways and trunk roads connecting to the South, the West and North to Inverness. Many circular routes of all lengths can be undertaken as day trips from Dunkeld.

Dunkeld is fascinating to walk around, with its combination of scenery, independent and varied shopping and historical places such as the Cathedral, Telford’s Bridge, the Small Houses and Square.

The town is surrounded by world class natural heritage, such as the tree landscapes pioneered by the Duke of Atholl around Dunkeld, the wild life reserve of Loch of the Lowes, and many fine walks in every direction, by river and over mountain.


‘Golfers could imagine they’d died and gone to heaven!’ As well as the challenging 18 hole local course Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club, BlairgowrieSt. Andrews and Gleneagles are all within easy reach.

Dunkeld and Birnam


St Andrews



Our visitors can consider themselves fortunate to have the services of Jock Montieth at their disposal for Salmon Fishing. There are also plenty of Trout Fishing Lochs near Dunkeld.

Jock Monteith


Nae Limits

Nae Limits is Dunkeld’s own outdoor adventure specialist offering a world class range of so-called adrenaline sports including cliff jumping, white water rafting, duckie trips (cross between canadian canoe, white water raft and inflatable kayak), paintballing, canyoning, river bugs, climbing, abseiling/rap running
skiing and probably a few more….

Dunkeld and Birnam Walks

The whole area is covered by a network of well signed and graded walks exploring the unique topography of the Highland Fault and birthplace of Caledonian forestry.

Local Cycle Routes

Here you’ll find some of the best cycle routes in the UK if not in Europe! A bike-shed is available.

Munroe Bagging

An ideal base for Climbing all the Munros, or ‘Munro-bagging’ in any direction.

Eating Out

There are local bars and restaurants all within minutes walking distance and many others within a short driving distance. A book containing visitors recommendations is being prepared, in the meantime the proprietors will be happy to provide helpful information.

Palickap, Dunkeld, Perth Arms Hotel, CC BY-SA 4.0

David Gearing, Royal Dunkeld Hotel, Atholl St – geograph.org.uk – 1767002, CC BY-SA 2.0

Gordon Hatton, The Taybank, Dunkeld, CC BY-SA 2.0

Food Shopping

A well stocked Co-operative store open from early morning ’til late evening offers all essential food items. There is a Salmon Smokery, an excellent butcher, a delicatessen and a fruit,veg shop and two excellent bakeries.

Dunkeld and Birnam has it’s own Post Office and Newsagent plus a variety of unique privately owned shops all within a short walk of City Hall Apartments