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Dunkeld Cathedral

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Address: 1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Scotland
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Doesn't get more romantic than this

Huge, old cathedral ruins next to a river. Very picturesque with so many photo opportunities available on a sunny day. I was here 10 years ago and loved being able to wander... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge, old cathedral ruins next to a river. Very picturesque with so many photo opportunities available on a sunny day. I was here 10 years ago and loved being able to wander between the wall and the feeling of history in the old building. Unfortunately it's currently undergoing repairs and we were unable to wander inside this trip. Even with... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

You can walk to the cathedral from the Hilton Hotel. Interesting history with the site of the Battle of Dunkeld next door and the ruins of the original cathedral.

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place for taking snaps, certainly on the inside but unless you are in to ruins with scaffolding I'd give it a miss. However you do get great photographs of the river and bridge from the grounds of the cathedral

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The cathedral is in a lovely location beside the river with woodlands behind it. It was colder inside the cathedral than outside which is saying something because it was barely above 0C outside! There is a good guide which points out the main things to see, including the tomb of the infamous Wolf of Badenoch. As you walk around the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Lush green garden, on the banks of river that was almost full in a nice small town. Cathedral has quite a presence. Can be visited if you are around or on your way, had a small snacky breakfast from the local shop and that was delicious and fresh.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We travel up to Dunkeld and surroundings every year. Mostly to attend a Dougie Maclean concert which he organises every year called Perthshire Amber. The trees and scenery in Autumn are absolutely spectacular and during the week of concerts Dunkeld and the local area are busy plus, it's a bit of a sun trap.

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Set in very peaceful surroundings, the Cathedral is beautiful and sits overlooking the river. it was very interesting to read the history of the Cathedral and very enjoyable walking along the riverside. I would recommend that if you visit Dunkeld you have to go and see the Cathedral

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Kuching, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This one of the first stop in our day tours. The church itself is so surreal and so peaceful. what I love is the river beside the church, it was so refreshing and worth to spend sometime soaking in the peace of the place

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We parked the car in the main car park at the far end of the village street and walked along a path towards the Cathedral. It's huge, partly ruined and partly still in use as the local church. The location is very peaceful and beautiful, looking out over the river Tay on one side and towards the hills on the... More 

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

what a fantastic place,all the history brilliant place to visit entry by donation the gardens are excellent with a walk along the river if you are in the area you wont be disappointed

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