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The Hermitage At Dunkeld

If you're looking to have some time communing with nature, there is no spot better than The Hermitage. This beautiful place is under the National Trust’s care and is one of Perthshire’s most wonderful places to get a breath of fresh air.

Things To See

There is plenty to take in when you visit the Hermitage. Here are a few things you should take the time to see.

  • A totem pole carved from a Douglas Fir, near the river
  • The red squirrels who call the woods home
  • The beavers who work hard managing the river’s flow
  • The tallest trees in Britain
  • Salmon leaping up the river
  • The waterfall
  • Ossian’s Hall - a truly picturesque folly.

They really have a truly impressive list of things you can see and do here!

Walks To Enjoy

Within the area of The Hermitage, there is a gorgeous 1.5-mile trail. This will take you around the woodland and give you the chance to see the sights. If you are looking for a longer walk, you can find plenty of routes from the Dunkeld Path Network that join up with the Hermitage path.

Getting There

Getting to The Heritage Car Park is super easy. Starting from Tayview Lodges, you’ll be there in under 15 minutes. It’s just a quick hop, to the south, down the A9.

Planning A Visit

Unless you have a National Trust Membership, you will need to pay £3 for the car park. However, for what you get to see and explore, it is a real bargain.

The Hermitage is open all year round. There is a cafe in the car park where you can get a hot drink and bite to eat. It’s open most of the time between April - October. However, in the winter, it’s is usually only open on weekends or holidays. So it’s best to make other arrangements if you’re planning a visit then.

It’s also worth noting that there are no bathroom facilities on-site, so it’s wise to come prepared before embarking on your walk!

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