Things to do in and around Dunkeld
Dunkeld - Dunkeld is a picturesque village with a selection of shops and cafe to be explored. From antiques to kitchen ware and art galleries there is something for everyone.
Walking - The area offers some excellent walking for all levels. There are gentle strolls along the river, or head through the forest and catch sight of some beautiful wildlife including red squirrels and deer. Close by there is a local river side walk to Dunkeld that is 2.5 miles and takes approximately 45 mins.
The hermitage offers a spectacular display of nature through the change colour of the trees with the season and the majestic waterfalls where you can watch the salmon leap.
We are also ideally located for those wishing for a challenge with Munros in easy reaching distance, including those of schiellion and Ben Lawers.
Fishing - We have access straight on to the river Tay where you can have a splendid days fishing. We can arrange to have permits waiting for you when you arrive to take this hassle out of your holiday.
Cycling - Perthshire offers some wonderful cycling. There is a fabulous selection of trails to explore through forestry tracks. Craigvinean also caters for those that have an appetite for adrenaline with its downhill tracks. Uplifts and bike hire are available from Progression Bike, www.progressionbikesscotland.com in Dunkeld. Lagan wolftrax is also an easy 50 minute drive north on the A9. For information on cycling events in the area please visit www.highlandperthshirecycling.co.uk
Dunkeld Cathedral - Once the capital of Scotland, Dunkeld offers a wealth of history. The cathedral stands proud on the banks of the river Tay and is open to visitors all year.
Golfing - There are a selection of fine 9 and 18 hole golf course in the area including Dunkeld golf club and Strathtay golf club.
Birnam Arts Center and Beatrix Potter -The Birnam Arts Center offers a host of facilities including library, exhibitions and cafe. It also houses a Beatrix Potter exhibition depicting the time she and her family spent holidaying in the local area. There is also a lovely garden to be explored and all her beloved characters to be sought out and found. For details of exhibitions and events visit www.birnamarts.com
Pitlochry Festival Theater- The theater offers a selection of productions over the course of the year as well as offering a restaurant where you can enjoy a meal before your production. To discover what is on offer visit www.pitlochry.org.uk
Ski-ing - dunkeld is ideally situated to take advantage of a large number of Scotland’s ski fields including Glenshee, Aviemore, and Nevis range in Fort William.