Dunkeld is an area of outstanding natural beauty on the southern edge of Highland Perthshire, which also boasts an amazing historical and cultural heritage. Dunkeld has traditionally been seen as the gateway to the Highlands of Scotland and is an ideal location for a rural retreat in tranquil surroundings.
Loved by Dunkeld Locals
Wade Military Road
Mouthwatering goodies to munch at the Amulree Tearoom, run by Maigdh from Barra. This is adjacent to the site where Bonnie Prince Charlie camped in retreat, and at the junction of the old Military Road hacked out of the heather by General George Wade; subsequently tramped over by Prince Charlie.
Rumbling Bridge Cottage
Rumbling Bridge Cottage is where Pre-Raphaelite painter Sir John Everett Millais retreated for 20 summers to paint landscapes, but also to escape the scandal of eloping with his wife, Perth born Effie, who was married to John Ruskin.
Mrs Tiggy Winkle walked here
The inspiration for Beatrix Potter's hedgehog character, Mrs Tiggy Winkle, was Kitty Macdonald. Kitty spent her childhood at Ballinloan, 3 miles from Dunkeld, living with her uncle, helping him herding his cattle for 8 years. 'A frugal life - potatoes, but no money'. Listen on www.secretstrath.co.uk
Amulree musical travelogue
Secrets of Amulree, Strathbraan and area. Listen to musicand secret tales on podcast download from www.secretstrath.co.uk. Kitty MacDonald, the washerwoman that Beatrix Potter modelled Mrs Tiggywinkle upon, spent her childhood here, Bonnie Prince Charlie camped, John Everett Millais painted here.