Places to visit in Birnam

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Places to Visit in Birnam

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  • craigluscar
    Dunfermline, UK13,216 contributions
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    This lovely wee church and graveyard stand at the side of the River Tay . The grounds are well maintained and has several gravestones that are scheduled monuments ie; the famous Adam and Eve Gravestones circa 1744 & 1762. The Church is affiliated to Dunkeld Cathedral , St Anne's Dowally and Amulree Church . The church is active in the community and holds regular services . The Church was built in 1798 by John Stewart and is thought to be the fourth building on this site . The Church is a category B listed building
    Written 10 November 2019
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK1,85,732 contributions
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    This monument is for the men of both Dunkeld and Little Dunkeld who fell in the two world wars and N. Ireland. The monument is in the style of a Scottish cairn, but much larger than average in size. There are several rolls of honour plaques set into the cairn for each of the aforementioned conflicts.
    The monument is sited on top of a hill just after crossing to the south side of Dunkeld Bridge. It stands prominently on the hill and visible even from the opposite side of the River Tay. A zig zag path takes you up to the monument.
    Written 27 September 2020
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  • Heather A
    Glenrothes, UK41 contributions
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    Would have given this review 5/5 for the food but unfortunately the service was a big let down. We arrived and stood waiting to be seated for a few minutes before another diner arrived and went to sit at a table without waiting. A member of staff came out to remonstrate with them as the table was reserved but after some checking it was evident they were at the correct table. Staff member proceeded to hand out menus and fill a drink order for these diners while we were still standing waiting to be seated.
    Getting attention we gave our room number and he indicated which table was ours then went back to the bar without giving us a menu which we had to ask for.
    When he came to take our food and drink order my friend asked for plain water with some orange cordial and I asked for diet coke with ice. He brought a glass of water and a Diet Pepsi. When I called him back to point that there was no cordial in the water and that I’d wanted coke and not Pepsi he appeared annoyed with us before taking the drinks away to amend them.
    While we were sitting there we observed his interaction with other diners and can say that his customer service skills left a lot to be desired. To be honest at this point , due to the standard of the server, we were dreading that our meal would be of poor standard as well but we were pleasantly surprised. Excellent food but such a shame that the prelude to it was so unprofessional. Maybe server needs to be given some more training.
    Written 16 June 2024
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  • alany818
    Asheville, NC17 contributions
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    SAFETY ISSUE: Dunkeld Station is an unattended facility on the Glasgow to Inverness line serving the charming towns of Dunkeld & Birnam on the River Tay.

    Traveling ScotRail is wonderful, convenient and economical BUT,

    With the rail strike we came to Dunkeld by bus and didn't find out about this safety issue, thankfully, as we arrived.

    The platform is low, but there are movable metal steps on the platform to help passengers board the cars. But, on our two trips, no effort was made to align the steps with the cars so we had to figure out how to get up the 20 inch or so height into the passenger car. Being in our 70s and not having luggage for this trip, we made it, but it wasn't easy!

    On our return trip from Pitlochry, we had the good fortune of talking the Station Master there. He stressed for us to be careful! His was the only warning, without it, it would be very easy to take a step down and find yourself in a heap on the concrete platform!

    While unattended, it has a call button you can ask for information on the platform and its immediately answered. It also has a digital train information sign. We called to ask which of the two tracks should we be on to board the train to Pitlochry. We were given an immediate answer.

    This situation would not be allowed in the United States. According the Pitlochry Station master, this is the only station on the line with this hazard. We urge you to be careful! Otherwise, we strongly encourage urge you visit this wonderful town!

    Per Wikipedia UK:

    The station opened on 7 April 1856, as the terminus of the Perth and Dunkeld Railway from Stanley Junction (on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway).[4][5] Seven years later, it became a through station when the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway opened its line to Inverness via Pitlochry and Forres (the I&PJR had taken over the Perth & Dunkeld company that year - prior to this, the SMJR had worked the line).[6]

    The station was the last in Scotland to be lit by gas lights, these not being replaced by electric versions until the early 1980s.Although the trackbed has been raised following reballasting over the years, the platforms have not had similar treatment and are all considerably sub-standard in height. A couple of 'boxes' have been placed on both platforms to assist passengers to climb into the trains but, because the station is unstaffed, no assistance is available to move these aids into an appropriate position whenever a train arrives.
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • Jackie H
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    Well worth going! I had an excellently chilled morning in East Lothian learning paddleboard techniques from Matt. His fun, patient, and skilled coaching has helped me develop skills needed to keep me safe whilst having an absolutely brilliant and fun time on the water. I cannot recommend this company highly enough.
    Written 3 June 2024
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