Visit Dunkeld & Loch Tay

Dunkeld lies a few miles to the west of Blairgowrie and was the first ecclesiastical centre of Scotland. It's picturesque little houses radiate out from 12th century Dunkeld Cathedral and the village is a well known centre for folk music and speciality crafts.

The neighbouring village of Birnam is Victorian and was a favourite holiday place of Beatrix Potter, the creator of Peter Rabbit and others. Her story is told in the Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Garden.

Loch Tay, Perthshire's largest loch, lies beyond Dunkeld through Strathbraan and Aberfeldy, which is a popular centre for adventure sports. The Loch is over 20 miles long and houses the remains of 18 Iron Age Crannogs or loch dwellings built on stilts, whose story is told in the Scottish Crannog Centre. You can visit more ancient history at the Fortingall Yew, a 3,000 year old which, whish is the oldest living thing in Europe.

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