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Birnam

Small village opposite Dunkeld on the river Tay - shares the same station. Most people don't even realise they are separate!


Birnam is mainly residential and relies on Dunkeld a walk away for excitement, shopping and activity. Not to say that inhabitants are not very clear they live in Birnam and not Dunkeld. For the casual visitor, the only difference is which side of the river they are on.

The village's main claim to fame is the most famous resident - Beatrix Potter who has a museum in the village as part of Birnam Arts Centre.

Region

Perthshire

Travel Directions to Birnam

You can arrive on the train with a main line station that serves trains from as far away as London. There are buses from Perth and Pitlochry. If you are driving, it is a minute off the A9.

Activities

Birnam Events

  • Birnam Highland Games

    The Birnam Highland Games that have been held annually since 1864 are traditional Scottish Highland Games. Held amidst stunning Perthshire scenery, it attracts an impressive crowd of sports lovers and spectators.