5 great reasons to visit Dunblane in the Autumn

The most colourful time of the year never fails to disappoint even if the Scottish weather doesn’t quite live up to expectations. Vibrant leaf displays, quieter streets, temperate weather and better deals on accommodation.

Great value accommodation

If you’re considering a city break in Dunblane, you have a choice of accommodation to pick from: our recently refurbished hotel, Old Churches House and our self-catering apartments, Chimes House just across the square.

Both our properties are perfectly equipped for your stay, with a central location and recently refurbished. Offering exceptional value for money, these options will provide you with the ideal base without breaking the bank.

Check out our autumn deals here 

Gateway to Cities

In the heart of Scotland, Dunblane is the ideal base for both a city break and exploring the Scottish countryside. Not only is it the Trossachs on the doorstep, the highlands of Scotland including the iconic Glencoe is just a drive away.

Its central location means that both Glasgow and Edinburgh are easy day-trip destinations with direct trains run frequently from Stirling City centre to both cities (direct trains taking as little as 40 minutes).  All you need to know for your day trip can be found here:

Edinburgh day trip here: www.edinburgh.org

Glasgow adventure here: www.peoplemakeglasgow.com

 

Seasonal Scotland in full colour

For those who love the colours of autumn, the shire of Stirling can capture the heart of any amateur photographer.  Head to the campus of Stirling University and Wallace Monument for some stunning autumn displays, right on your doorstep.

The neighbouring county of Perthshire is also known as ‘Big Tree Country’. Home to Europe’s oldest tree, the world’s highest hedge, Shakespeare’s Birnam Wood to name a few, you can find out more about the top leaf-peeping sites at https://www.pkct.org/News/top-10-autumn-walks-in-perthshire

 

Wild Wildlife

Autumn is an exciting time in the Scottish landscape: spotting red squirrels, leaping salmon returning home, the bellow of red deer stags as they battle for the females attention.

VisitScotland’s autumn wildlife e-book details all the specific spots to see deer rut, salmon leap, and red squirrels.

Seasonal produce

As well as the colours of autumn, it also brings in the bounty of local produce.  One of the best places to get your hands on it is at the Stirling Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of every month, from 10-4pm in Port Street Stirling.

There you will find more than 25 stallholders who will brave all elements to bring you the very best seasonal fare from their farms, orchards and kitchens. For more information, see: http://www.stirlingfarmersmarket.co.uk/ . And if seasonal, foodie is your thing, take a look at Mason Belles kitchen in Dunblane.