The Church has been in Dunkeld a long time – over 1400 years – dating from the time when Celtic monks set up a mission where the River Braan joins the River Tay. Since then it has seen many changes and turbulent times, eventually becoming the beautiful, peaceful place of worship it is today. The cathedral lies in a superb woodland setting on the banks of the Tay. The tower, ruined nave, south porch and grounds are in the care of Historic Scotland. The choir, now used as the parish church, was completed in 1350 and completely renovated in 1907 by Dunn & Watson, the restoration paid for by Donald Currie, a shipping magnate. The church contains the tomb of the Wolf of Badenoch, the Scottish Horse Regimental Roll of Honour and guidons and Black Watch colours and memorial. The chapter house of 1469 contains a museum with a display of the history of the church, Pictish stones and memorials of later benefactors. As soon as you enter the Cathedral grounds you will be struck by the beauty of the setting and the sense of peace. Leaflets to guide you are available in over 10 different tongues.
Sundays: Easter to Remembrance Sunday, 11.00am. Also 6.30pm on the first Sunday in June and the first Sunday in September.
Open daily, summer 9.30am-6.30pm, winter 9.30am-4.00pm. Guides June-September or by arrangement
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