Station Road, Birnam, Perthshire, Scotland

This evening, the focus of my blog is the country town of Birnam which is located next door to Dunkeld and about 57 miles north of Edinburgh.

This is a pleasant village being popular with both locals and visitors. The attractions/features include:

  • Birnam Oak and Birnam Wood, as mentioned in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
  • Beatrix Potter connection. This famous children’s author spent her childhood holidays here and gained inspiration for characters in her  books. There is a Beatrix Potter Garden.
  • Birnam Institute: A community owned arts and conference centre.
  • Birnam Hotel. A large Victorian building with magnificent Baronial Hall which is used for musical entertainments and weddings.
  • Golf at the nearby Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club.
  • A railway station with links to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
  • Nearby River Tay, Scotland’s longest river.
  • Bird Watching at nearby Loch of the Lowes

Here is a view of the Golf Club

Birnam and Dunkeld Golf Course, Scotland

Beatrix Potter Garden

Beatrix Potter Garden, Birnam

Birnam Hotel

Birnam Hotel

Birnam Oak on banks of River Tay.

Birnam Oak, Scotland

River Tay at Birnam, Scotland

Overall, Birnam’s central location and pleasant countryside makes the town a good base for touring the area.