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Dunkeld Cathedral (daytrip)

1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Dunkeld
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This Cathedral is unique in that part of the structure was made into the parish church, which is still active. It is beautifully set by the banks of a river in a lovely little town. The inside of the ruined cathedral is being worked on so we were not able to enter, but there is a tower with some historic... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a lovely place this is. Set on the side of the river Tay and free! Peaceful riverside gardens and a lovely interior where the history is explained in a simple but effective manner. What a find made even better by the beautiful weather

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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We passed through Dunkeld on the way to Pitlchory as a part of one day trip of Rabbies. We stopped at Dunkeld a small town on our way . At one end of the town is the cathedral which is lovely and partly ruined. You can browse through history in the cathedral.a cemetery adjoins the Cathedral, The town has a... More

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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The cathedral is beautifully located with majestic architecture. It is just on the edge of the town centre so very convenient for the many cafés and ice creameries in town. Our party ranged in age from 79 down to 10 and everyone enjoyed this visit.

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Ferndale
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is being lovingly restored (as is the village's World War I Memorial in time for the 100th anniversary) and leads you down the main street into the village

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Kennebunk, Maine
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20 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We passed through Dunkeld on the way to Pitlochry and planned to stop to visit the Cathedral. Dunkeld is a lovely little town sitting on the River Tay. Lots of shops to browse. The Cathedral sits on the edge of town surrounded by beautiful lawns with benches and views of the river. The parish church is lovely and the ruins... More

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York, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Such a beautiful, spiritual place which is well kept and at the end of a charming street. The ruined part is particularly fascinating. Well worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Helpful friendly staff made for an interesting visit. Lovely grounds with walks along the river and information boards give info on ancient trees.

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Largs, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

First there is the original building, now largely a ruin but well preserved and with constant restoration work going on. On a pleasant sunny day this is a fascinating and worthwhile visit. beautiful and peaceful grounds to wander around leading down to the Tay and also with easy access directly into the centre of the town. Then there is the... More

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

The cathedrals of Italy and France are world famous. Fortunately Dunkeld is still a quite, less known treasure. So I really should post this review and bring more people, but look at the photos, you can feel the history, the ruined 1/2 is eerily special. Travel back in time and get lost on the beauty of the surroundings.

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