Dunkeld

A couple of weeks ago we decided to go to Dunkeld for the day. It’s one of my favourite wee towns. It was the day we were in search of autumnal trees.

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I took the photo below from the bridge in Dunkeld, looking north up the River Tay.

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I crossed the road to the other side of the bridge to capture the view to the south.
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Some houses just off the High Street in Dunkeld.

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The town was decorated with bunting, it wasn’t long after Halloween but I think it was something to do with a local tradition.

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If you look closely at the photo below you can just see the beginning of the bridge.

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Here’s the bridge itself, built by Thomas Telford.

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The River Tay is famous for salmon fishing but you have to put them back if you catch any.

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8 thoughts on “Dunkeld

  1. Beautiful autumn colourings and a pretty wee town: I’ve just been googling about it and Dunkeld has an interesting history (I followed all sorts of bunny-trails from there, as one does!). That’s a grand river there, too.

    • Valerie,
      Yes there is an old cathedral in Dunkeld. The Birnam oak is a stone’s throw from the bridge and of course Birnam wood is mentioned in Macbeth. Beatrix Potter stayed in the area during her holidays with her parents and it was there that she studied and drew fungi which she became an expert in. She also wrote stories set around there I believe.

  2. I like the photo of the bright sun and dark sky, too. It looks like the start of a Gothic novel. Gorgeous little town. Where were all the people? That only makes it more Gothic.

    • Joan,
      It was getting towards 4 pm then and I think people must have been in shops and having cups of tea. There were certainly plenty of cars around! I should have put some photos of the cathedral on – that’s Gothic!

    • Christy,
      That’s interesting. I’ve been watching a TV programme called American Pickers as much to see the surrounding countryside in various states as to see what they buy. The scenery often looks like it could be in the UK.

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