A great day out during a holiday in Perthshire is a visit to the neighbouring villages of Dunkeld and Birnam. Located in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, these charming places are filled with some lovely things to do and unbeatable sights and scenery.
The villages of Dunkeld and Birnam are located either side of the River Tay. They are connected by a historic bridge which was created in 1809 by Thomas Telford. Both villages are known locally as being hubs for creative arts as well as having traditional Highland beauty and community spirit.
Things To Do In Dunkeld And Birnam
On a day out in Dunkeld and Birnam, you will come across many reminders and nods to the villages’ rich histories. There are plenty of things to see and do around both villages and the surrounding areas, and there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy. Our top activities in Dunkeld and Birnam include:
Dunkeld House Tree Trail: Nature lovers will be overwhelmed with this celebration of tree heritage at Dunkeld House Estate. Visitors are invited to explore the woodlands of the impressive estate and learn the stories of 18 remarkable trees.
The Hermitage: Some famous faces have wandered the stunning landscapes of The Hermitage, including Wordsworth, Mendelssohn and Turner. This magical Perthshire forest offers a stunning landscape and dramatic natural features.
Dunkeld Cathedral: Known as one of Scotland’s most romantic cathedrals, Dunkeld Cathedral dates back to 850AD, at which time it was the religious centre of Scotland. Over the years it has survived two attempted destructions but still stands tall today for visitors to see.
Eating And Drinking In Dunkeld And Birnam
These quaint villages are filled with hidden gems that offer some excellent food and drink options during a day out. If you are looking for something to eat on the go, there are plenty of delicious choices. You can enjoy a local fish and chips by the river’s edge on a summer’s day or indulge with a locally sourced and made sandwiches from one of the many cafes.
Various restaurants serve the very best in local produce and are perfect for a nice dinner before heading back to Burmieston to rest your feet after a busy day out.