The image top is looking down Perth Road
towards Birnam centre with St Mary's Church on
The Birnam Arts & Conference Centre that
holds the Beatrix Potter Exhibition is in the
From 1871 to 1881, in summer, the parents of
Beatrix Potter rented Dalguise House for
holidays, 5 miles south of Birnam. Beatrix was
aged 5 the first year they visited.
Her book, The Tale of Peter
Rabbit, is said to have been inspired by
her time around Birnam.
The Birnam Institute was opened in 1883,
with the modern extension completed in 2001.
The new facility is known as the Birnam Arts
& Conference Centre with a Beatrix Potter
section and Beatrix Potter Gardens.
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre has meeting
rooms, arts performances, films, workshops,
conferences, exhibitions, and a cafe.
The Birnam Oak tree can be found by crossing
the road at the Conference Centre and walking
down the short St Mary's Road, next to the
large Birnam Hotel, then down Oak Road. This is
about a half mile walk down past a kids play
area to a riverside path that runs north to