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Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

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Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

Dunkeld is a small town in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is about 15 miles north of Perth on the eastern side of the A9 road into the Scottish Highlands and on the opposite (north) side of the Tay from the Victorian village of Birnam. Dunkeld and Birnam share a railway station, on the Highland Main Line. Population 1,170 (2004). On the western side of the A9 is The Hermitage, a National Trust for Scotland site. Dunkeld Cathedral is on the north bank of the River Tay.
Administrative CountyPerth and Kinross
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNO0242
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Other names by which Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross has been known in the past

Dun Ealden ~ Dunkeld and Dowally

Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dunkeld, market town with ry. sta., on river Tay, in co. and 15¾ miles NW. of Perth, 61 NW. of Edinburgh, and 453 NW. of London, pop. 768; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Saturday. D. was the metropolitan see of Scotland until supplanted by St Andrews. The choir of the cathedral is now used as the parish church. Immediately behind the cathedral is Dunkeld House, seat of the Duke of Athole. The grounds are the finest and most extensive in Scotland; they include 50 miles of walks and 30 miles of drives. Near the cathedral are two larch trees, the first, or among the first, introduced into Britain.

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