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Dunkeld Cathedral Tour

Monday, February 04, 2008

Dunkeld is a great little town nestling on the banks of the River Tay in central Scotland.

The Cathedral is well renowned being part ruin and part living church.Its origins go back to AD 570 when Celtic missionaries built a wattle monastery.

The architecture is a mix of Gothic and Norman and was built between 1260 and 1501.

The Cathedral is dedicated to St. Columba, an Irish missionary who founded the Abbey at Iona.

Dunkeld Cathedral has twice suffered desecration and destruction: in 1560 following the Reformation and in 1689 during the Battle of Dunkeld.

A visit is recommended.

Here are images of the ruined section.

A view of the bridge over the Tay from the Cathedral

A view of the Cathedral

Contact catswhiskerstours for a tour of Dunkeld and Perthshire


posted by Catswhiskers @ 12:35 PM 


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