Things to do
There is a huge amount for you to do. We’ll mention a few things below, but come and have a chat with us when you arrive and we can make sure you get the most from your visit to the area.
Dunblane: 0 minutes, Stirling: 10 minutes, Bridge of Allan: 5 minutes, Callander: 15 minutes, Perth: 20 minutes, Glasgow: 30 minutes, Edinburgh: 45 minutes.
There is no better place to take a crash course in Scotland’s turbulent history. Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Doune Castle (of Monty Python fame!) and Callendar House are just a few of the historic sites on our doorstep. We’re perfectly located for exploring the wider area and all that Central Scotland, Edinburgh, Glasgow and The Trossachs have to offer.
Big Kids and Small
Situated at the foot of Holmehill, there are many paths through the mature woodland for you to enjoy as well as some great climbing trees. The local play parks are within a couple of minutes walk and are well maintained.
- Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park
- Briarlands Farm
- Falkirk Wheel
- The Kelpies/Helix Park
- Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre
- Go Ape Aberfoyle
The Great Outdoors
There’s too much to mention; gentle walks, scaling Munros, fly fishing, mountain bike trails or challenging golf courses, we can guarantee there’s something for everyone.
- Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
- Cruise across Loch Katrine
- Golf at Gleneagles
- Salmon fishing on the Forth
And then there’s the Whisky Distilleries, Highland Games, Comedy Festivals, Farmers Markets …
Central Scotland School of Craft, Perth Road, Dunblane, FK15 0BU
Central Scotland School of Craft offers a wide programme of artisan workshops for crafters of all ability levels. Join them for a day of spoon carving, a weekend of mosaic, an eco-printing course, and much more. ‘A list’ crafters from all over the country are lined up to deliver a range of courses with a focus on heritage and endangered crafts, and skilled hand-making.
Central Scotland School of Jewellery, Unit 1.3, Duckburn Business Park, Dunblane, FK15 0EW
Central Scotland School of Jewellery is a community for creative learning in the historic city of Dunblane. They offer a wide range of classes for adults of all ability levels, from those who are looking to take up a new hobby, to those looking to expand on their existing repertoire of jewellery skills.
Oh, and we mustn’t forget, Dunblane’s most famous son, Andy Murray. No visit to Dunblane is complete without having your photo taken next to our golden post box.
All things Churches House
What our guests say
Located on a quiet road opposite the Cathedral, Old Churches House Hotel is a wee gem of a place. Brilliant value with brilliant staff we would happily visit this hotel again. In walking distance of shops and bars. Recommended.