Dunkeld, Birnam & Local Area

Here in Dunkeld & Birnam are we are lucky to have such a scenic location, there are many glorious walks & woodland trails, including the Hermitage with its huge trees and waterfalls & or a walk to see the ancient Birnam Oak along the banks of the mighty Tay.

Water sports on some of the surrounding lochs and rivers are also popular, including kayaking, paddle-boarding and canyoning are all available - and there are so many great spots for wild swimming.

The area is also popular with cyclists, whether you prefer weaving along a country road, or whizzing down some great mountain bike trails – Atholl Woods, Birnam Hill and Craigvinean Forest are all within easy reach from Willowbank.

If shopping is what you are looking for there are a variety of independent stores on Atholl Street, and further afield in the neighbouring towns of Pitlochry & Aberfeldy - not forgetting the renowned House of Bruar - known as the 'Harrods of the North' - only a 20-minute drive away, and a place where you can easily spend a few hours browsing and enjoying the restaurant.

Some of our favourite places to eat in Dunkeld & Birnam are:

Royal Dunkeld Hotel & Woodlands Bistro
Situated on Atholl Road in Dunkeld, good food served in comfortable surrounding, great for families too.
The Taybank
Lovely beer garden down by the Tay for summer evenings. Also known for its great live music.
The Perth Arms
Run by the same family for the past 50 years, good food served throughout the day.
Atholl Arms Hotel
Serving award-winning food all day, all year round.
Dunkeld Fish Bar
Good old fish & chips - winner of the Takeaway of the year 2022 at the Scottish Takeaway Awards.
Birnam Arts
Friendly local space serving food between 10am & 4pm