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Dunblane Cathedral

The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ, Scotland
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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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The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a surprise to find. The town is a great place to walk around and the cathedral is very impressive. Well worth the detour if you are visiting Stirling

Thank DavidandCarol2
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is calm and peaceful. There are so many beautiful objects, many of great age. Look around or just sit. The timelessness just oozes out of the stones. It has been here for so long and will stand as long again. Rest and be...More

Thank Pete B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful peaceful place. Something new to treasure on easy visit. A wealth of history encapsulated in one building.

Thank jameson48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunblane Cathedral is one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland. The building is largely 13th century although it incorporates an originally free-standing 11th century bell-tower. There are some beautiful stained glass windows, some very modern, and in the nave is a standing stone...More

Thank tiggerb2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful Cathedral. The stained glass is lovely as well as the beautiful architecture in general. But the most outstanding feature for me was the amazing carvings at the end of each pew. They portray all kinds of wildlife, small creatures, flowers, berries...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dunblane Cathedral is smaller then others ive visited but this is a little beautiful one and free to enter , donations are at the entrance. Lovely stained glass. We didn't visit for long but glad we did it's worth visiting .

Thank Diane f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well maintained and preserved cathedral. Some beautiful C20th stained glass by Louis Davis, although surprisingly little information about it, even in the guidebook which you can buy. If you feel brave enough, climb the stairs to the gallery at the back of the nave...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely for a walk around , the church is free to enter and has a donation box. Make sure you climb the stairs to the to for a lovely view of the whole cathdreal. Definitely worth visiting if in Dunblane

Thank clarehZ9202JI
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice inside but tower in different coloured stone ruins the outside in my view. easy to find as Dunblane is not that big

Thank john117
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral has beautiful wooden carvings and stained glass and is generally peaceful, though the organist was playing when we visited. Donations are suggested and there is a little sales area but no pressure. Around the Cathedral are some traditional buildings, and a view over...More

Thank johmar_11
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