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A very pretty town with a great cathedral and nice walks
Too many cars parking on the streets
In a nutshell
Well worth a short visit and a fantastic stop on the way to the highlands!
Wonderful Birnum Community Center, just across the river from Dunkeld, has delicious homemade soups and lunch specials every day. Open only a few hours around lunch time and closed by 2pm The locals flock there. Be on time. Nice open, airy, modern enviornment with excellent gift shop.
Written Jan 27, 2007
The Hermitage is an area close to Dunkeld, and if you are visiting this region, you really should not miss it! There is a beautiful walkway along the River Braan. I don't know if it shows in the pictures, but it is absolutely lovely. You can leisurely stroll along the river here, and the walk ends at a 19th century folly, a small hut which is called Ossian's Hall.
The Dukes of Atholl erected the hall here and named it after Ossian, the Scottish bard. The hall overlooks Black Linn Falls, a pretty waterfall. There is a small platform from which you have a good view of the waterfall. Within the hall, there is now a rather ugly mural showing, as far as I can see, scenes from Ossian's texts.
In the 19th century, the hermitage was very popular with Romantic writers and painters, visitors were for example William Wordsworth, William Turner and Felix Mendelssohn. I do understand why!
To see more pictures of The Hermitage, have a look at this travelogue.
Directions: 1,5 miles southwest of Dunkeld
Written Jul 7, 2012
Phone: 0844 4932192