This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dunkeld. To help you make friends with Dunkeld before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Dunkeld is a small but popular town in the Perthshire region of Scotland. The architecture is mostly of the eighteenth century, as the town was rebuilt in that era, and hasn’t changed much since then. There is a beautiful cathedral on the north bank of the river in Dunkeld, which is definitely worth a visit if you are staying in the town. The town has a lot of history, and is a beautiful place to spend a day or two, relaxing and exploring. Dunked is also located in Perthshire’s Big Tree country, famous for the big trees, and for the woods named Neil Gow's Oak by Shakespeare in his play, "Macbeth." This area can also be visited from the town.
There are many accommodation options in Dunkeld, ranging in price and budget, but there is something available for everyone. Accommodation options include country clubs, resorts, hotels, bed-and-breakfasts, and hostels in Dunkeld. Camping is also available in the nearby area. Accommodation is generally really nice, in eighteenth-century-style buildings, and include Wi-Fi, breakfast, linen, towels, hot water showers, and usually bathtubs. Staff and locals of Dunkeld are generally very friendly, and more than happy to help out the lost tourist.
There are many walking trails in the area, or nearby area, as well as opportunities for hunting and fishing. There are also many good restaurants, markets, shops, and cute buildings and streets to explore. Parking is usually available at the accommodation, or nearby. There are also some National Trust sites nearby to the town, including the Hermitage.
Written by local enthusiast for Dunkeld hostelsKelly Sheldrick