A quick drive south from Tayview Lodges will see you into Dunkeld. The village has ancient roots which have been preserved for you to see today. The National Trust has restored the town. It now reflects how it was in the 1860s, although it was founded much earlier than that.
You can quickly tell that you are somewhere special from the minute you enter the village. Almost all of the buildings are whitewashed, which gives the place a very tranquil feel. In this lovely village, there are a few spots you should make sure to visit.
For any fans of Beatrix Potter, this is a great spot to visit. There are themed gardens and woodland walks for you to explore. After that, you should visit the great cafe that serves delicious scones and tea. If you want to learn more, you can explore the Beatrix Potter Exhibition. The old fashioned toys and dressing up options make this a great rainy day option for young families.
The cathedral sits just where the Rivers Brann and Tay meet. There are several different sections of the cathedral open for you to explore. Make sure you don’t miss the museum to find out more. After you’ve seen the surrounding woods from the top of the bell tower, you can take a wander through them and spot all the woodland creatures that Scotland has to offer.
The bridge stretches over the River Tay and offers stunning views of the area. Several walking routes start from here, which will allow you some great views of the bridge itself. This 200-year-old bridge looks majestic and fits right into the aesthetic of the area.
Before you go into the cathedral, you should stop and have a look at the memorial fountain. It stands in the ancient market cross of the town. If you visit in summer, you can see the water that flows through it. You can spend a good while hunting for all the hidden woodland creatures, gargoyles and masonic symbols.