AA *** RAC
4 Crown Commended S.T.B.
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
Apart from the ambience there is nothing historic
about the appointment awaiting the guest today.
The Birnam Hotel has been extensively renovated
to offer a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere while
retaining the character of this fine building. All
bedrooms are en-suite, tastefully decorated in keeping
with the unique style of the Birnam House Hotel.
All rooms have courtesy tray, telephone, satellite
TV, radio and trouser press.
Our Peploe's restaurant offers you a relaxed atmosphere
to enjoy a delicious meal prepared by our chefs
using all the finest local produce. If you chose
to stay for a few days our chef will be happy to
prepare your favourite dish if the produce is available.
Our wine cellar is also stocked with a selection
of fine wines to complement your meal.
The Birnam House 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.
Our Cocktail Bar is the ideal place to relax and
enjoy your pre-dinner drinks. Decorated in the style
of Rennie Mackintosh with an open fire providing
that unique atmosphere for which Birnam House Hotel
is renowned. The Bar has a wide range of malt whiskies
and traditional ales. An excellent range of bar
meals are also available.
The Birnam 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 traveled 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 Baronial Hall is the ideal venue
for Weddings, Dinners and Dances. With its own bar
facilities it can comfortably hold 120 guests and
has a picturesque view of Beatrix Potter Gardens
from the veranda on the east side. Modeled on the
grand hall in Blair Castle with its high vaulted
beam ceiling, gives an air of grandeur rarely seen
in modern venues.
"The Birnam Hotel with its imposing appearance
raising its lofty tower, has more semblance of a
gentleman's residence than that of a hotel. There
is a splendid hall finished in the most gorgeous
style and considered to be the finest public room
in Scotland." - Taken from "Dunkeld
- It's Straths & Glens" 1858.
The Birnam Hotel offers the ideal base for touring
with almost every place of interest within 2 hours
of Birnam. Visit Dunkeld, once the Capital of Scotland,
with its ancient Cathedral and Telford Bridge. Perthshire
itself can offer numerous places of interest to
visit. Why not spend a few days on the historic
trail of stately homes - Glamis Castle, Balmoral,
Scone Palace and Blair Castle.
For an evenings entertainment, why not spend a
night at Pitlochry Festival Theatre (one of the
most popular in Britain).
All in all The Birnam House Hotel
is the ideal place to spend your break.
The Birnam House Hotel
Tel. 01350 727 462
Fax. 01350 728 979