Dunkeld, a town of Perthshire, Scotland, on the left bank of the Tay, 14 m. N. W. of Perth; pop. about 1,000. It lies in a picturesque valley, surrounded by mountains. W. of the town, near a bridge crossing the Tay, are the ruins of a cathedral of mixed Gothic and Saxon architecture, whose choir was built in 1330 by Bishop Sinclair. Bishop Lauder finished the nave in 1450, and the chapter house in 1469. The tower was completed in 1501. The building was 120 ft. long and 60 broad. The choir was repaired by the duke of Athol in 1845, and now forms the parish church. The unroofed nave and aisles are used as a cemetery, and contain some interesting monuments. The cathedral was held by a body of lowlanders against the highlanders after the battle of Killiecrankie, in 1689. It is said that the Culdees had a settlement here in 729. About 850 Kenneth II. removed the relics of St. Columba hither, and this was the seat of the primacy of Scotland until supplanted by St. Andrews. The old residence of the dukes of Athol is near by, and was partly rebuilt in 1830. It contains in its grounds two larches said to be the first brought into Britain. Dnnkeld contains, besides the parish church, Free and Independent churches, and a royal grammar school founded by James VI.