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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 3 weeks ago

Worth a trip to see the history and detail in the beautiful cathedral building. Closed for lunch 12-30-1.30pm so we waited and it was worth it!

Thank A3TFB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of Scotland's oldest 'cathedrals' dating back to 1150 and still in good condition. Many were destroyed in the 'reformation'. There was a recital going on when I was there, so not able to see everything. There is a list of the bishops on the...More

Thank Neil L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around the cathedral and walking through the grounds. The cathedral is magnificant in its design. It is worth a quick stop.

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a lot of things to see in this village but the cathedral is amazing ! Scottish style and well integrated in the small village landscape, very nice and fairy.

Thank BarbsFr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful piece of architecture and an amazing place to visit. Steeped in history and absolutely stunning.

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The very knowledged "guide" on the inside could tell the full story of how the building was designed and constructed. Very very interesting and definitly well worth the time we spent there.

Thank Anders R
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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

Thank jameson48
Reviewed 8 August 2017

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

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