Dunkeld Cathedral, Dunkeld

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Dunkeld Cathedral is a Church of Scotland place of worship which stands on the north bank of the River Tay in Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. Built in square-stone style of predominantly grey sandstone, the cathedral proper was begun in 1260 and completed in 1501. It stands on the site of the former Culdee Monastery of Dunkeld, stones from which can be seen as an irregular reddish streak in the eastern gable.

It is not formally a 'cathedral', as the Church of Scotland nowadays has neither cathedrals nor bishops, but it is one of a number of similar former cathedrals which has continued to carry the name.
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  • Its always a great area to walk round Some really great historical information on the plaques. Great grass area to sit by and watch the fishermen.  more »
  • Couldn’t get in the Parish Church but it was interesting to wander round the ruins and see the conservation work that is going on. There are lots of plaques to tell you what you’re looking at and...  more »
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  • Amazing place. Such a pretty village between green forests and smooth rivers. Quiet, tidy and clean. Almost perfect for a relaxing walk with relatives and friends
  • A beautiful and peaceful place, the buildings are in two parts. There’s the old building that’s covered in scaffolding and the newer part the is a functioning cathedral. Heritage Scotland looks after the older part, which can only be viewed from the outside until major work is finished. The more modern part you can visit. We found a very interesting museum inside.

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