YOUR COMPLETE DUNKELD & BIRNAM CULTURAL GUIDE

 

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Just to prove this blog isn’t all beer, here’s some tourist highlights i.e. things I could actually see when daylight returned to Dunkeld.

In the morning, over world-beating smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, the nice owner of Merryburn told me more about Dunkeld and Birnam than you’d find on Wiki, sparing me all those silly dates.

I thought about asking if Birnam was to Dunkeld as Salford is to Manchester but saw sense in time.

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Aerial shot from my drone

Birnam, like Salford, is a bit short on GBG pubs but has better baronial hotels and Beatrix Potter sculptures.

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Birnam

 

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Beatrix

And you thought she was hiding from BRAPA in the Lake District.

I was blessed by autumnal sunshine in Scotland, and Telford’s bridge over the Tay reminded me of the Severn flowing through Bewdley, only lacking Batham’s and strange bikers.

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Nice view
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16th century Perthshire chastity belts
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Stafford Paul stayed here (statue pending)

The previous night’s pubs looked just as inviting in daylight,

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Rare Carlsberg sign

but the bulk of tourists,  seemingly Japanese and French, were headed for the majestically situated cathedral.

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Morning mist
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Autumn colours

Some gorgeous stained glass,

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Older than Paul

but the highlight is this statue of Duncan’s visit in 1985, complete with a badly treated GBG.

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A fine upstanding man

So that’s your lot, bar the modern art masterpiece that is “Public Toilet“* (top) and the flat roof splendour of “Social Club“.

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Awaits visit from Life After Football

Disappointingly, “Social Club” doesn’t actually open at 7.30am.

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*Public Toilet wanted 50p for comfort, so I advise the platform at Dunkeld and Birnam Station.

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “YOUR COMPLETE DUNKELD & BIRNAM CULTURAL GUIDE

  1. “when daylight returned to Dunkeld” – I shall probably never know daylight in Dunkeld having arrived at 7.17pm in mid winter and leaving just in time for a pint of Doom Bar in Dundee just before closing time.

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  2. “complete with a badly treated GBG.” –This really did make me laugh out loud!

    Those ‘memorial padlocks’ were quite intriguing to me. Don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that before. Is it a common thing in the UK?

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