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Contributor: Duncan_E
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Dunkeld is a small village, off the A9 in Scotland, around half way between Perth and Pitlochry. It was an early seat of Christianity, dating back to the 7th century when Columba came over from Iona, and the cathedral there was started in 1325. Being at a juncture between lowland Scotland and the Highlands it assumed commercial and miltary importance and over the years suffered during various wars.

The 19th century bridge is the first attraction, either close up, or from further along the rive. Much of the old town has been restored thanks to the National Trust for Scotland, with the town square being quite photogenic. Winter is the best time to get photos here because in summer the streets are packed with cars and tourists. There is more car parking down Boat Road which leads out of town along the river.

The cathedral and grounds are the main attraction, with most of it still standing, though in ruinous condition in places. There are towering column and ornate ceilings to photograph.

The cathedral grounds lead down to the river, and from here is a good shooting angle back up to the bridge.

Dunkeld Images

The bridge into Dunkeld as seen from along the river
Close up of the bridge in afternoon sunlight
The cathedral seen through the trees in the grounds
Ornate ceiling inside the ruined area
You can walk around inside as the towering walls loom above

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