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Dunkeld Cathedral (daytrip)

1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We paid a short visit to the Cathedral and it is a beautiful building, half of it is still currently used and the other half is currently being conserved by Historic Scotland. I think it is in the most perfect setting by the river with a backdrop of large trees. Really peaceful place.

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dumfries scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Lovely small cathedral that incorporates a small museum which gives you some interesting history. The cathedral is beautifully kept & is a very peaceful place. The stain glass windows are beautiful. Worth a visit.

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Tain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Fabulous cathedral, both the ruin and the renovated half, set in fabulous grounds by the River Tay. I have attended both a church service and an evening concert here. The acoustics are fabulous and it has an abundance of historic charm.

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reading, berks
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A mixture between ruins and working! Small and tranquil with a real sense of history. It was not touristy in any sense and flet like a house of prayer

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Dumas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is a gem. Ancient artifacts, great stories if you have a good guide, beautiful architecture. Ask about the hidden vaults recently found under the floor.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The Cathedral is partly in ruins but the front section is still in use. Beautiful setting by the river and there is a lovely walk along the banks.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Rather unusual - part of the cathedral is derelict although being renovated - or at least stabilised, and can only be viewed from the outside. But the other part is still in use as the parish church! this is open to the public and I spent a very peaceful 15 minutes looked round, and seeing the small exhibition. Look out... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went to Dunkeld to check out the 14th century cathedral, but found that the ruined nave was currently closed for renovations. The old choir and transept, however, was open and contains some interesting statuary and effigies, including that of Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan ("The Wolf of Badenoch", died 1405). We were also able to take a peek through... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The cathedral was nice inside but still some restoration going on outside the building not too much to see inside but very interesting to read about the history of the cathedral and a few statues and objects to see, the grounds outside were very well maintained and great views.

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Carlsbad, California
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The ruins are surrounded by a large stretch of grass and is right on the river. There are benches and lots of shade trees. The ruins were closed for renovation on the inside but the outside architecture was exquisite - very picturesque. The town is also very cute to walk through.

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