The Dean's House and Museum, Dunblane
The Allan Water at Dunblane
Mill Row, Dunblane
Dunblane
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Dunblane is an amiable small town with a cathedral and a river flowing through it. Having the cathedral apparently means it is actually a city, but let's not be too pedantic. It's a lazy sort of place where time trundles leisurely onwards, flowers do what flowers do best, and serene moments can be spent sitting on a bench watching the grass grow. Other than the cathedral and a very good local museum there's not a great deal to do except shuffle back and forth trying to decide whether your bowels will handle another bowl of soup or if the time has come for an ale or six.
That said, it is somehow exceedingly pleasant being here. It is, perhaps, a good place to spend the night, gather your thoughts, and head off somewhere new. Or you could stay a whole week and use it as a base for exploring all of central Scotland, for Dunblane is well placed and has its own railway station. And once you've done all that there is to do and explored hither and thither you may leave by the Darn Walk.
It leads to Bridge of Allan, and passes a shallow cave where goblins live, so there is excitement to be had. And if there's one thing goblins are good at, it's giving cause for excitement.
Brace yourself.
DEAN'S HOUSE AND MUSEUM, DUNBLANE
THE ALLAN WATER
MILL ROW, DUNBLANE
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How to
GET THERE

You can get a train to Dunblane from Glasgow Queen Street, Stirling and other railway stations.
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