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History & Visitors

Information about visiting Dunkeld Cathedral and its history

Cathedral & Cathedral Grounds Opening Hours

The Cathedral, the choir of which is used as the Parish Church, and the Cathedral grounds are open. Details of opening times, and any restrictions on access to the nave, the ruined portion of the Cathedral, can be found on Historic Scotland’s website here. During the winter months and when it has been raining, we caution you to take extra care walking on the paths as they can be slippery. 

Please be aware that the Cathedral is a working building and at times access may be restricted due to events such as services, wedding or concerts.

Dunkeld Cathedral Audio Tour

As visitors walk around the Cathedral, at key points they can scan QR codes with their mobile phones to hear or read dramatised stories which tell of the people and history associated with this ancient building.
We hope this will provide visitors with both an entertaining and informed insight into this most ancient of Christian sites, from its founding in the 6th century right up to the modern day.

Visitor Amenities

Nestled in the heart of Dunkeld, the Cathedral enjoys a perfect location for people of all ages and mobility. Shops, cafes, accommodation, the train station, bus stops and car parks are all nearby, and the area is ideal for exploring on foot as well as by car or for those less mobile. Local information can be found online at Dunkeld and Birnam Tourist Information. Public toilets are located at the North Car Park.

Find Us
Described as the Gateway to Highland Perthshire, Dunkeld is a beautiful small town which is easy to find from all directions.

  • By Road on the A9
    Approximately 12 miles north of Perth and 12 miles south of Pitlochry. Click here to use the RAC Route Planner
  • By Train
    Scotrail run regular train services to Dunkeld & Birnam and the train station is within easy walking distance of the Cathedral, accommodation and all amenities. Visit National Rail and ScotRail Website for full details.

© Dunkeld Parish Church of Scotland 2023
Scottish Charity No.009867