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The Dunkeld History and Horror Tour

The Dunkeld History and Horror Tour

Experience the ancient art of Highland storytelling with our costumed guides. Let your imagination come alive with tales of the dead. Hear stories of Jacobites, witches, military mutiny, ghosts & legends all from Atholl. Also, explore the beautiful town of Dunkeld.

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Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

Excellent views of ospreys from observation hides by the loch shore. Stunning close up views of red squirrels and woodland birds from the woodland window.

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Dunkeld Cathedral

Dunkeld Cathedral

The medieval building sits on the banks of the River Tay, the C13th choir is used as the parish church. The architecture spans C13th to C15th The Tower was built in 1469. There are some rare Medieval carved stones, and also a stone from the first church, showing a man on horseback blowing a horn and holding a spear. Behind the alter there is the grave of King Robert II's son, the Wolf of Badenoch. There is a small museum..

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Neil Gow

Niel Gow

Born at Inver, Strathbraan in 1727, the son of a 46 weaver. He became a renowned fiddler & regarded as the father of the Strathspey & Reel music. Niel Gow's Tree a gnarled oak adjoining his croft is where he used play, and his friend the Duke of Atholl used to listen from across the river. Successive Dukes of Atholl became his patron, an account book contains his signature for wages of £5 a yr in 1770. His portrait by Henry Raeburn, and his famous fiddle are still to be seen in Blair Castle, Niel Gow's cottage at Inver (now a private residence).

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The Hermitage

The Hermitage

On the banks of the River Braan, the Hermitage has been visited and admired for nearly 250 years and continues to draw people from all over the world. An attractive woodland walk leads along the river banks through mixed woodland to the picturesque folly of Ossian's Hall. Each season offers something different here but the autumn colours are particularly striking.

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