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“A very beautiful Cathedral”
Review of Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral
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Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Dunblane
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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.
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“A very beautiful Cathedral”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

The Cathedral stands magnificent at the top of the High Street in Dunblane, but when you step inside you are in for a real treat, definitely not to be missed if you are in Dunblane. Free parking at the rear of the Cathedral.

Visited February 2014
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troon scotland
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“NIce but sad too”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

sad to see tribute to all the wee kids killed but good to see it there. Not religious in any way but nice to look at building.

Visited June 2013
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edinburgh
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“Impressive Cathedral”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Set in attractive grounds in this small town (officially a city) Dunblane is an excellent cathedral which is free to enter. There is written history inthe Cathedral aswell as a local historian in the Cathedral to answer any questions which you may have. Make sure you explore all areas as there are steps at the back which you can go up for a excellent view inside. as well as a small alter.

Visited January 2014
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Bristol
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“Interesting”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

It was well worth a visit and we were given excellent guidance by a local historian who was on-site.

Visited January 2014
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glasgow
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“Impressive”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

The caretaker/guide spent time informing us of the Cathedrals history.Very informative and helpful. Thank-you.Don't try going up to the gallery, a bit scary getting back down.

Visited January 2014
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