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Review of Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral
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$41.58*
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Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Dunblane
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dunblane Cathedral is a beautiful medieval church in Dunblane which dates as far back as the 12th century. Dunblane Cathedral receives high but well earned praise for a building smaller than some English parish churches, lacking the architectural flourishes and cohesion of most other cathedrals; and one which only narrowly survived the threat of demolition to make way for the railway. The tower is from the late 11th century, offset, and slightly squint on the south. Admire the Romanesque arched windows in the lower storeys, the upper stage and parapet which date from 1500, bearing the arms of Bishop Chisholm, which may originally have been freestanding. The Nave, dating back to 1240 is possibly the finest part of the cathedral. It is eight bays long, tall and narrow, with aisles and a galleried clerestory. Its principal attraction is its simple proportions, clustered shafts, and graceful clerestory windows in the west wall.
Reviewed July 3, 2013

so much to see,so many little things to look out for as well,staff really helpful.great family day out for everyone.

Thank ronnie c
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

my dad got married here june 2013. it was a gorgeous venue. great layout. unforgettable :)
they had a harpist, which held well sound wise, and ladies singing which also sounded great. tiered seating which is great, this was in the smaller room at the top of the cathedral. which made viewing the wedding so much easier, no one was straining to see the bride or flower girls walk up the aisle.

Thank Wee T
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Windows.acoustics animal carvings.nice welcome.climb the stairs to the second level to get a great overall view of the inside. Very narrow winding stair case.

Thank amilw
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Loved the simple history displays
Moved by the memorial to the children
The cathedral is a great reminder of our humanity and struggle for meaning

Thank walt47
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Dunblane cathedral sits at the top of the High Street, above the banks of Allan Water and riverside walks It dominates the Dunblane skyline.
The peaceful atmosphere is both calming and uplifting. There is a real sense of the timelessness of this ancient building. The most notable memorial is to the children who died in the school massacre. It is absolutely beautiful, inspiring and comforting.
When you leave the Cathedral head away from the town towards the Laighills, walking along the side of Allan Water and notice the marvellous gardens constructed and planted by the Dunblane in Bloom gardening group. A little further on there are hill walks, riverside walks, a children's playground , a skateboard park and a couple of football fields. Dunblane Cathedral and its environs are well worth a visit.

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