May 29, 2024

Birnam Hotel

Dunkeld and Birnam, Perthshire


Welcome to the Birnam Hotel
Style, elegance and good old-fashioned Scottish hospitality is what the newly upgraded Birnam Hotel is all about. Located in the stunning Perthshire countryside in the heart of Scotland, the Birnam Hotel is the ideal location. It is well renowned for hosting weddings and large functions in the magnificent Baronial Hall and smaller functions in its many other suites - the Birnam Hotel has it all.
A truly warm welcome awaits you at the Birnam Hotel.


Accommodation Details

A warm welcome awaits you at the Birnam Hotel

The Birnam Hotel offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, whilst still retaining the character of the building.

All bedrooms individually and tastefully decorated personally by the owners and care has been taken to compliment the hotel's unique style.

The rooms all have en suite facilities, with colour sattelite television, direct dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.


Room Rate Guide:


We are dedicated to ensure you have a truly fantastic stay at the Birnam Hotel and it is our aim to offer you excellent quality, impeccable service and value for money.

Sunday - Thursday

Room Type Nov-Dec* Jan-Feb Mar-Apr


General Details


About the Birnam Hotel

In true Scottish Baronial Style the hotel stands on the south bank of the River Tay, Scotland's premier salmon fishing river. Close to the hotel stands the Birnam Oak, the Last remnant of Birnam Wood made famous in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

"As I did stand my watch upon the hill, I looked toward Birnam and anon me thought the wood began to move."

The Birnam Hotel is steeped in history, from the Great Fire in 1912, to the visits by the King of Spain and by the French Empress, though at different times. The French Empress stayed at the hotel when the railway terminated at Birnam. She travelled incognito as a Countess and visited the Duke of Atholl who was in residence in Dunkeld. The Duke and Countess toured Scotland together during her stay. We may wonder if romance blossomed.

The Birnam Hotel was much patronised by the nobility and gentry during the second half of the last century. It was said that if a young man wished to enter society he should first spend a month here to observe its manners.

The fine wrought iron gates are said to have been brought from Venice by Sir John Stewart, a wealthy aristocrat, to mark the entrance to Murthly Castle, which was demolished in 1950.

After a major fire some years ago the hotel has been fully refurbished and redecorated to a high and truly individual standard, yet still retains the individuality and charm for which it is renowned.

The new owners have taken immense pleasure in retaining the character of the hotel, whilst gloriously renovating it to a wonderfully high and impressive standard.


Other Information

Saturday 12 February 2011 & Monday 14 February - Valentine Dinner - 3 course dinner, followed by coffee & mints, served in the Oak Restaurant. Then relax with our complimentary after dinner cocktail.

11-13 February 2011 - Valentine Weekend - stay 2 nights for only �99.99 pp. Includes full dinner, bed & breakfast and our Valentine Cocktail.

Saturday 19 February 2011 - Burns Supper - come and celebrate the Bard in the grand Baronial Hall. 3 course traditional dinner and a nicht o' sang, verse, dancers, music & merriment. From 7pm - �25 pp. Tickets from Reception.

Sunday 20 March 2011 - Highland Perthshire Wedding Show - 12 noon - 4 pm in the Baronial Hall. Information available from Reception.

AUGUST - Birnam Real Ale/Beer Festival (subject to confirmation). 2 day real ale, beer and music festival to be held in the Birnam Inn.

Saturday 27 August - Sunday 28 August - Birnam Games Weekend Break - stay 2 nights for only �90 pp B&B (saving �32 on published price).

Saturday 27 August - Special Birnam Games Dinner - 3 course dinner in the Oak Restaurant, accompanied by some light Scottish music �24.95 pp.

Sunday 25 December - Christmas Day Luncheon - bookings now being taken.

HOGMANAY - Hogmanay Ceilidh and 2 night package 2011/2012 - Information available from 31 January 2011.

All events subject to change
Short breaks are based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room


Booking Enquiry

Property Name

Birnam Hotel


Perth Road
Dunkeld and Birnam



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