So Much to Discover in Dunblane
Welcome to Dunblane, a town of old world charm and beauty. This quiet town lies near the mountains of the Perthshire peaks. Dunblane was dicoverd in 602 A.D. by the Celtic missionary St. Blane. Today, Dunblane is one of Scotland’s smallest cities. You will be amazed by its rich and colorful heritage. Many visitors are intrigued by the architecture in Dunblane that dates back to the eighteenth century. You will notice there is a combination of Victorian and contemporary style designs to the buildings giving this small town a combination of old and new. It is most charming.
The highlight of Dunblane is Scotland’s Dunblane town Cathedral, which has been around for many centuries dating back to the 12th century. It is one of Scotland’s few surviving medieval churches. The Cathedral is most impressive with towering pillars and archways, all boasting an array of weathered stone and colorful stained glass. The woodcarvings also add to this unique building, giving the Cathedral a spectacular finish. A visit to Dunblane’s magnificent Cathedral would be incomplete without wandering around the ancient graveyard. Surprisingly the churchyard is quite devoid of gravestones. However, many bodies are said to be lying beneath the soil. It has been said that they buried the bodies of those who died of the plague that spread through Scotland in 1645 here. They therefore call this spot the plague pit. To this day no one has opened up this ground.
If you are a person who enjoys long peaceful walks with tranquil surroundings then Dunblane’s Water Road is a delightful and attractive riverside pathway to take a slow walk along. It has been thought that this roadway was used in Roman times. Dunblane also has some of Scotland’s finest parks with scenery that will take your breath away including beautiful green lush landscapes. Ochlochy Park is one not to be missed, so take some time out here for pure bliss.
Another Scottish attraction to visit in Dunblane would be the Leighton Library, which is the oldest library in Scotland. The library building was completed in 1688 and the Bishop’s own private book collection is kept here. Leighton Library has a rare collection of books. Many Visitors come to this impressive literary vault to view the collection. The oldest publication is a book of Psalms dating back to 1504. The collection includes Samuel Johnson’s Dictionaries, and many first editions, such as Sir Walter Scott’s ‘Lady of the Lake’.