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Dunkeld Cathedral (daytrip)

1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Scotland
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Seattle, Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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85 helpful votes 85 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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Brilliant views of the river. Lots of benches.Voted most picturesque in Europe. Fascinating history.Cathedral in the process of being restored. You can enter the church and museum

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Southern Nevada
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112 reviews 112 reviews
43 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

In 570 A.D. Celtic missionaries built a monastery out of wattle (reeds and mud). The current structure is a mixture of Gothic and Norman and built in several stages from the 1200s to 1501. If you love medieval architecture, visit here. The views of the confluence of the River Tay and Rive Braan are worth it. Prepare yourself for a... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We were delighted to visit Dunkeld Cathedral on our way to Edinburgh from Fort Augustus. Our 3 little boys loved the stained glass windows and exploring among the headstones and Celtic crosses. Our 3 and 5 year olds played hide & seek among the stones. The part of the cathedral that is actively under restoration looks amazing and we would... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I enjoyed the information and history surrounding this cathedral, easy to explore on your own a short walk from the village. The site of the Battle of Dunkeld in 1688.

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UK
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We researched the area near to Edinburgh and found this, and decided it was worth a try. In reality it was even better than the Scottish tourist board "advertised". Beautifully situated near to the river. There is still a lot of work to be done here - but what has been done is wonderful. There is huge age here and... More

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Edinburgh
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Hand bell ringers practising on a Wednesday afternoon between 2 and 4pm. Extensive renovation work being carried out.

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Fredericton, Canada
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is a beautiful old cathedral presently having some restoration. The adjacent church is still active and has many interesting artifacts, as well as a small museum and archives outlining local history. I'm not sure to what extent the cathedral part will be restored, but it is interesting to see. Our guide pointed out the house where Alexander Mackenzie, the... More

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