Dunkeld and Birnam in Scotland is very special place, with Dunkeld once the home to the head of the church in Scotland, a pictish fort and now a Cathedral on the banks of the River Tay has much to offer.
On YOU TUBE - Santa arrives to see the children in Dunkeld (5mins 28 secs) - Each year Santa and his reindeer visit Dunkeld just before Christmas.
On YOU TUBE - Dunkeld Bridge Bicentinary (9mins 44 secs) - The Atholl Highlanders commemorate the 200 year aniversay of Thomas Telford's Bridge in Dunkeld on the 12th September 2009
Have a look at the local Tourism Association web site http://www.dunkeldandbirnam.co.uk/
Dunkeld guards one of the main passes from Lowland into Highland Scotland, and was one of the Scottish Centres of Christianity from the 7th Century.
One of the best ways to get to know Dunkeld is a short walk through the town while learning a bit about its history. Part one starts at Dunkeld Bridge
Part two of the Dunkeld Historic Trail focusing on Dunkeld Town, starting at Dunkeld Cathedral Gates to the Square, and finishing at Stanley Hill.
Surrounded by great natural beauty, Dunkeld can trace its origins back to 6th century. This picturesque town with its own cathedral is a jewel.
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