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“A walk around history”
Review of Dunkeld Cathedral

Dunkeld Cathedral
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$55.12*
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Highland Whisky Woodland and Braveheart Tour from Edinburgh
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Dunkeld
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

We visited on a sunny day which showed off the Cathedral to its best, the lovely stained glass window inside shone. It feels like history in every stone, from the effigy of the Wolf of Badenoch on the tomb behind the altar, to the belfry at the rear of the cathedral. Just off the aisle, there is a small room that houses artifacts from the Cathedral and the Chapter House. The grounds are a good place to sit and watch the river pass and take in the tranquility of the Cathedral grounds. Take a walk around the whole cathedral, look into the belfry tower. The Cathedral extends to the tower, but it is closed off due to the masonry. I wish this could be opened up if only to gain more of a feeling of size and importance this Cathedral had to the Highlands of Scotland. The grounds are a perfect end to the tour by sitting and watching the river go by.

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

There is an audio guide you can pick up from the back of the church for a donation. Full of interesting facts and stories.mthe grounds are stunning and well worth taking a walk around or sitting relaxing on a bench watching the river. Beautiful place.

Thank Lou H
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

The cathedral dates from 1318. Part is in ruins and the other part (choir) is roofed and serves Dunkeld as the parish church during the summer months. Both Gothic and Norman influences are evident. The gorgeous grounds and the section of the cathedral which is in ruins are in the care of "Ancient Scotland" and is preserved as an "Ancient Monument." A marker notes the "Nave" and it states that it was started in 1406 and dedicated for worship in 1468. Beautiful stained glass window. Heavenly setting along the River Tay!

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Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

This visit to Dunkeld and the cathedral have been the highlight of our Scotland holiday. An absolute must.

Thank flrn64
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I say that because this is, in fact, a real actual place. But if you look at pictures or read the accounts of spellbound visitors like myself, you'd be hard-pressed to believe any spot on Earth could house such a wondrous sight.

The cathedral itself is majestic yet understated. The surrounding area is so serene I genuinely felt like a prayer made here would surely be heard up above. Situated on the rolling green banks of a river the surface of which glitters like glass, it's like standing on the shores of someone else's peaceful dreams.

There are benches where you could sit and let the calmness wash over you. The cathedral itself houses a small exhibit; do pop in and take a look around. Grab a pamphlet that tells you the story of this place, and maybe even purchase their CDs for £10 each - I got the organ one and it's fantastic.

Thank BabsMY
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