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Dunkeld Cathedral

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Address: 1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Scotland
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Lots of history but under renovation

Worth a visit when you are in the area but you don't need much time as there is not much open to see. The cathedral is in a beautiful location by the river though and very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Noosa Heads
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit when you are in the area but you don't need much time as there is not much open to see. The cathedral is in a beautiful location by the river though and very picturesque on a sunny day.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They provide an audio tour that you can rent for a pound. Great value. It's a nice place to learn a bit about the area as well as the cathedral itself. Lots of history.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "active" part of the church is open to the public and is free of charge, but not a great deal of historic interest. The ruins are unfortunately now closed for conservation work which of course is necessary. The area around the building is lovely with old trees and a park going down to the river.

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice cathedral in a small village. There is not a lot to see but has some interesting information plaques. It was a bit boring for my tastes in terns of something to explore.

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Thank Penny L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely old cathedral. We enjoyed a picnic on the banks of the Tay. Feeding the ducks and watching the fish jumping. Relaxing with the river meandering under the bridge was a great way to spend an evening

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, tranquil place to visit. Could sit all day by the Tay and just relax and think. Make sure you take in the ruins as well as going inside the church. Visit the town before you leave.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral is free to enter, you can look around the working cathedral and also the little museum off the side is very interesting and is free too. No toilet facilities :( but there are public toilets in Dunkeld. Situated on the banks of the river Tay, there are benches to sit and admire the view. A lovely visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We put Dunkeld Cathedral on our "must see" list as we have some belief that our ancestor was buried there. We do not have any primary sources to confirm, but just as possible as not. We were pleasantly surprised by the quaintness and history of this lovely village. The cathedral has seen many changes in parishioners and its structure which... More 

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't intended to look around the cathedral, but having enjoyed a seat overlooking the River Tay in the well kept grassy area adjacent to the cathedral, we initially just planned to walk around the perimeter as there building works taking place in the centre of the cathedral, however there were a couple of areas open to the public which... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Dunkeld on our drive from Skye to Edinburgh. The town is small and quite picturesque and the cathedral and surrounding grounds are worth a wander. The cathedral was undergoing some renovations while we were there, so there was scaffolding, but it's still impressive. It's beautifully situated in the town, along the river and worth a stop over... More 

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