Home of the World Haggis Eating Championships, Dunkeld and Birnam are two villages on the banks of the River Tay, linked by a bridge built by Thomas Telford in 1809.
Birnam, on the south bank of the Tay, has a range of shops, accommodation and places to eat, as well as an arts centre, railway station and the Birnam Oak, mentioned in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which the route passes.
Dunkeld, on the north bank of the Tay, has a cathedral and a range of places to stay and eat. There’s a supermarket in Dunkeld and a well-stocked bike shop, Progression Bikes, which also hires bikes and equipment. The Scottish Deli is a popular shop for local produce. Twenty of the houses within Dunkeld have been restored by the National Trust for Scotland.