I was hoping to have a stop for a walk as I drove from Dundee to Stirling, But it was such a murky, wet day that I thought I’d end up driving straight to my hotel, the Premier Inn Stirling City Centre. However, as I approached Dunblane, a few miles north of Stirling, the skies began to brighten so I decided to go into Dunblane.
There’s a free car park next to Dunblane Cathedral.
The cathedral’s bell tower dates back to the 11th century.
Local hero, the tennis player Andy Murray’s marriage to Kim Sears took place at Dunblane Cathedral in April 2015.
If you walk back towards the roundabout at the end of the High Street, you’ll see the Andy Murray gold post box. It was painted to celebrate Andy’s Gold medal win in tennis at the London 2012 Olympics.
I managed a short walk along the nearby river before dark. There are a couple of footbridges, so you can do a circular walk taking in Laighhill Park and the War Memorial.