When you book your stay at the Dunkeld House hotel in Perthshire, you’ll enjoy one of the areas most stunning location sitting on the banks of the River Tay in 280 acres of picturesque Scottish countryside. The Hotel is steeped in history and was originally built as the country retreat of the 7th Duke of Atholl. Today it boasts one of Scotland’s most enviable hotel settings and offers guests all the decadence and period features of a country house hotel with the modern day amenities and luxuries you’ve come to expect of a four star Scottish accommodation provider.
The real beauty of this tranquil setting though is the proximity to Scotland’s major cities; just 15 minutes from Perth and just over an hour’s drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh it is conveniently located for travel by car, rail or air.
HIGHLIGHTS OF DUNKELD HOUSE HOTEL GROUNDS
ACTIVITY CENTRE: We have an exciting array of outdoor activities for you, including salmon fishing, clay pigeon shooting, off-road driving and quad biking.
LOCATION: Away from the hotel, the historic town of Dunkeld is nearby with its historic attractions and shops for you to explore.
THE TREES OF DUNKELD ESTATE: Famed as an integral part of big Tree Country, Dunkeld House Hotel boasts some of Scotland’s and the UK’s champion trees. From the widest girth Douglas Fir to the
THE AMERICAN GARDEN. The garden was laid out in the mid 19th Century amid oak and beech trees. Initially a variety of rhododendrons, azaleas and other flowering shrubs were planted. Tall hybrid rhododendrons now dominate. Varieties of conifers were planted most since 1867 and today the large specimens of silver and noble fir and west Himalayan spruce are of national importance.
THE STAINED GLASS WINDOW. The stained glass window shows the Atholl Arms and motto – the origins of which go back to 1475 when King James III of Scotland sent Lord Murray to capture the rebellious Lord MacDonald, the Lord of the Isles.
Dunkeld House Hotel and grounds is privately owned, following a sale in Spring of 2016.