Dunkeld Bridge
Dunkeld Bridge
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alibatty🦇
Dundee, UK18,144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
This impressive lengthy bridge of over 200 metres crosses the river Tay in 7 arches, and was devised by the brilliant Scottish engineer Thomas Telford . It took 3 years to construct and opened in 1809, with a toll charged by the Duke of Atholl for public usage . The toll eventually got dropped in 1879 after people started rioting because they believed , quite rightly , that they’d paid enough over the decades. Considering that this bridge was built over 2 centuries ago with only horses and carriages in mind at that time, it really is an amazing feat of engineering that it is still fully operational today with modern traffic and heavy loads using it. The views from the bridge over the lovely Tay, and the attractive Highland town make it an attraction worthwhile seeking out.
Written 14 February 2023
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This bridge is very good with a jail underneath it! The views are nice and I saw a kingfisher next to it.
Written 29 August 2022
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Bob50M
Ayrshire, UK579 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Worth stopping in Dunkeld to look round shops , have a coffee and take a walk along the bridge. The views of the Tay are superb.Parking near by.
Written 7 June 2022
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craigluscar
Dunfermline, UK13,216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
On revisiting this fine bridge we walked from the high street down the left hand side of the bridge and through the first arch .I have visited it many times but had not noticed the blue plaque indicating that the Bridge had been built on top of the existing Jail which was continued in use after it was built . You can see barred windows in the structure .Seemingly it was not the first bridge to incorporate a prison in the foundations .It could be a tourist attraction if it was opened at certain times of the year. Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of the barred windows but will add them next time I visit Dunkeld
Written 21 May 2022
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TRIPADVISER
Eastbourne, UK493 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
It’s a bridge, but a bridge with a stunning view, and history. Pop into the pub next to it and enjoy the view of the river, 2 stunning walks around the bridge, highly recommended
Written 3 August 2021
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craigluscar
Dunfermline, UK13,216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This beautiful bridge spans the River Tay at Dunkeld Designed by the Thomas Telford and built by the John The 4th Duke of Atholl in 1804-1809 replacing ferries Great views of the river from both sides of the bridge ,be careful as the pavement on the South side is narrower than the North side and it is an extremely busy bridge leading directly into Dunkeld High Street
Written 4 July 2021
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
The Dunkeld Bridge is a bridge spanning more than 200 metres over the River Tay and one of many built by the great Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford. This is a seven arch masonry bridge that for a long time was one of the major crossing points for the Tay. Even by the standards of arched bridges, the supports are beautifully formed semi-circular arches. If you’re ever in the area, it’s worth making a stop here by car or walking for the views across the Tay and, the hills and forests of Dunkeld.
Written 25 September 2020
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Scott C
Dundee, UK2,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
A bridge designed by the famous engineer.
Lovely area to walk round.
Plenty of walks on both sides of the bridge.
Spot the deer and the red squirrels.check out the design of the bridge while you have a beer and lunch at the Atholl Arms beer garden.
Written 26 August 2020
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dundeetravellermrshc
Dundee, UK4,352 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
The Bridge was built by Thomas Telford in 1809 and shows the date on one of the arches. A very busy bridge, sadly used by giant log lorries, buses and cars, but needs must. Paths on both sides for walking. Beautiful views of the River Tay, and surrounding countryside, walk over to access areas to walk by river
Written 20 August 2020
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R_P_Warner
London, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Beautiful views and great for wildlife spotting too - Red squirrels, herons, and other birds. Photogenic spot with sunrise & sunset!
Written 19 August 2020
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