What to do and see in Dunkeld, Scotland
Dunkeld, Scotland is a small highland village located about 15 miles from Perth, the popular Scottish city. Perthshire is the area where most travelers choose to visit. Rich historic landmarks such as the 11th century cathedral in Dunkeld attract thousands of visitors every year. Only a little over 1000 residents call Dunkeld village home.
How to Get there
Perthshire is easy to access on the A9 route, and a quick drive 15 miles north will take you straight to Dunkeld village.
What to do when you get there
Most of what Dunkeld offers are outdoor activities. White water rafting, hiking, and hunting are extremely popular sports in Dunkeld.
Top sights- The tomb of the Wolf of Badenoch, Thomas Telford’s Dunkeld Bridge, and specialty shops are all tourist favorites but if you are looking for extremely entertaining activities your best bet is to say in Perth. The Perth Concert Hall provides a bit of a snobby, yet sophisticated experience for those who enjoy classical art and it makes for a great way to begin the day.
Outdoor activities-Golf, swimming, and rafting are all very popular outdoor activities in the Perth and Dunkeld regions.
Night Life-Dunkeld has zero nightlife activities. After all, it is a village founded on a church. However, Perth offers quite a few bars and fine dining establishments. Find a few of the best listed below which are fairly close:
- The Taybank ( http://www.thetaybank.co.uk/ )
- Andrews Fairlie’s restaurant.
- Moulin Pub.
- Edradour distillery.
- Twa Tams.
Annual festivals –Perth offers quite a few annual events and festivals that will likely drive you to the city during your travels. For example, the Highland games, Blair Castle International Horse Trials, and the Perthshire Adventure Festival all take place inside the city limits. While Dunkeld village makes a great day trip, the real action is in Perth, so plan your trip around this city instead.