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Mini guide to Dunblane


Set on the Allan Water River in the centre of Scotland in southern Perthshire, Dunblane is a small city famed for its impressive Gothic cathedral, which sits on the old site of the Celtic church of St Blane. Also a popular holiday spa town in Victorian times, Dunblane town features a warren of streets and parks.

The 13th century Gothic cathedral, one of Scotland's foremost buildings, is Dunblane's biggest attraction, complete with bell tower, magnificent stained glass windows and a Celtic stone from the 9th century. Originally built in the 13th century, the cathedral was later altered in the 15th century and restored in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The other major feature in Dunblane is the Cathedral Museum that showcases the city and the cathedral through articles and papers. The museum garden offers respite and has an ancient well, while the excellent library of Bishop Robert Leighton is also on the grounds.

A walk around the town itself will reveal a web of narrow streets lined with old town houses dating from the 18th century and many cafés, restaurants and traditional pubs, such as the Stirling Arms. The Allan Water riverbank and several parks scattered around the town are ideal for strolling.

Dunblane lies within the Trossachs National Park, which boasts delightful landscapes littered with ancient villages, numerous lochs and hiking trails. Nearby Stirling, where Robert the Bruce famously fought in the Battle of Bannockburn, lies just to the south of Dunblane and is dominated by its castle, while the attraction-packed cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are less than an hour's drive to the south.

The M9 motorway provides access from Edinburgh, while the M80 comes in from Glasgow. Trains run between Glasgow and Dunblane, and Edinburgh and Dunblane via Stirling hourly. Local buses run from Goosecroft bus station in Stirling to Dunblane and National Express coaches from London, Edinburgh and Glasgow arrive regularly. Edinburgh International Airport is the nearest for those arriving by air and is conveniently located near the M9 motorway.

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