Dunkeld Cathedral

Dunkeld Cathedral

Dunkeld Cathedral
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auldreekie87
Clackmannanshire, UK414 contributions
Stunning location
Oct 2021 • Friends
A lovely working church alongside the stunning River Tay. There had been a wedding earlier that afternoon, so we were lucky enough to get a fleeting view of the bride and groom and their guests in all their finery.

Inside is very pretty, despite its many reincarnations over the years. We had been forewarned (by a very friendly man who told us he helps maintain the monument) that inside two ladies were practicing some music, so could we respectfully lower our voices inside. This we did, and were treated to a lovely violin performance with a piano accompaniment during our visit. The Chapter House museum accessed inside the cathedral to the side is extremely interesting, giving a feel for the church and its importance in Scotland and the neighbourhood over the centuries.

The grounds are well maintained, and there appears to be access to walks in the surrounding areas from the churchyard.
Written October 26, 2021
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luvinlifetilwedie
Grantham, UK113 contributions
Historic excellence
Sep 2021 • Couples
Atmospheric & truly historic. Limited access because the skeletal remains are currently fenced off awaiting the outcome of safety surveys. So many stories of historic interest to any visitor visiting the cathedral. Beautifully maintained. We'll cared for building & grounds stretching down to the river where there is the best view of Telford's Bridge.
Written September 21, 2021
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Keith70
Worksop, UK654 contributions
Cathedral only visible from outside
Sep 2021 • Couples
The internet said the Cathedral was closed but we visited as we were in the area. The Cathedral was fenced off so you cannot get too close but can get a good view of the exterior. Part of the building is a ruin with scaffolding in place. The grounds are interesting with a 250 year old birch tree that can be seen from a path at the rear of the building. There is also a nice walk along the Tay river bank.
Written September 14, 2021
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dandjclemenson
2 contributions
Enjoyed the setting
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful grounds and magnificent building. Unfortunately closed at the moment and you are unable to visit inside the building.
Written July 25, 2021
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Albia-Newton
Weston super Mare, UK3,703 contributions
Misleading Website
May 2021 • Couples
Website indicated that grounds were open even if parish church was closed. This was not the case. All access gates to grounds locked shut. A shame as we had planned a break here whilst travelling down the A9. Frustrated
Written June 22, 2021
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James
Dunkeld, UK5 contributions
Very interesting, cathedral is under renovation
May 2021 • Couples
Cathedral is under renovation but is still an attractive building / walk.

Free to enter, benches nearby where you can have lunch.

I learnt all about the battle of Dunkeld,

The Battle of Dunkeld was fought between Jacobite clans supporting the deposed king James VII of Scotland and a regiment of covenanters supporting William of Orange, King of Scotland, in the streets around Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld, Scotland, on 21 August 1689 and formed part of the Jacobite rising of 1689, commonly called Dundee's rising in Scotland.
Written May 15, 2021
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olipolly45
Glasgow, UK64 contributions
Peaceful place
Oct 2020 • Solo
Lovely quiet place just a pity that some people don't give the place respect. It does say guide dogs only but regardless you have owners with dogs off leads and running around. I am a dog lover but come on you have miles of riverside walks for that right next to it.
Written October 20, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Dunkeld Cathedral
Sep 2020
A pretty, albeit ruined Gothic cathedral on the banks of the River Tay. The scale of the building is monumental, especially the doubled tiered arched that would've invoked awe back in the day. There are loads of signs and information boards about the history of the cathedral including it's role in the Battle of Dunkeld during the Jacobite Wars.
Written September 27, 2020
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Eric B
St. Andrews, UK70 contributions
"Historic Cathedral"
Aug 2020
Wonderful old and historic Church where our son was married 15 years ago....great setting and wonderful atmosphere
Written September 14, 2020
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Steve M
Leeds, UK10 contributions
A jewel on the banks of the silvery Tay!
Sep 2020
An exceptional historical site on the banks of the silvery Tay. A beautiful Scottish village with an excellent pub, the Perth Inn, that serves very tasty home cooked food, a great whisky shop (a bottle of single malt come back to England) and a well stoked deli where we bought some smoked Scottish cheddar to go with a wee dram or two! The ruins are well worth a visit: the third time I’ve been!
Written September 13, 2020
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