See also a large Click On Map for the area Top
Touring Parks in the area.
The image top is from the crossover at the
Train Station looking down to the Town Centre
and bottom of the High Street.
The second image is looking up the narrow
High Street with a good selection of small
A Gold Post Box is at the top of the High
Street, painted Gold after Andy Murry from
Dunblane won a Gold Medal for Tennis at the
London Olympic Games in 2012.
Dunblane Cathedral is at the top of
the High Street on The Square, built from the
1000s, with most of what can be seen today
built in the 1200s, venue for the Wedding of
Dunblane Museum is next to the
Cathedral on The Square, with Artifacts,
Paintings, Prints, and Photos of the Cathedral
The High Street turns east at the Gold Post
Box, with a short walk leading to St Mary's
Church, Tennis Courts, and Golf Club, all close
St Mary's is an
Episcopal Church completed in 1845.
The Tennis Courts
are across the road from St Mary's Church,
where Andy Murry and his brother Jamie learned
Next to the Tennis Courts is the New Dunblane Golf Club, where Andy
Murry realized he should practice hard at
Tennis, as he was not very good at hitting a
Golf Ball. This Course opened in 1924,
replacing an earlier course from 1878.
Dunblane Hydro Hotel is situated
about half of a mile north of the Town centre,
completed in 1878 as a Victorian Health Spa
Resort. People now trying the Victorian Spa
Treatments, often refer to them as close to
Torture. The Hotel is now popular for its
modern relaxing Spa, and as a Base to explore
the many top attractions in the Perth and
500s - Saint Blane of Irish origin settled
on the Isle of Bute, with him or his followers
founding a Church at Dunblane, with the Towns
name evolving from Fort of Blane to
1000s - the earliest parts of Dunblane
Cathedral were built.
1230s - the Cathedral was enlarged to what
can be seen today, with a Bishops Palace also
built at that time, next to the Cathedral.
1400s? - the Cromlix family gain lands at
Dunblane, building a Castle that has since been
1400s - Edmund Chisholm took control of
1487 - James Chisholm, son of Edmund
Chisholm, became Bishop of Dunblane.
1500s late - the Cromlix lands passed to the
Drummond's, Hay Drummond's, and now Eden
1848 - the Railway Station at Dunblane
opened, with Trains running between Glasgow and
Inverness, and Edinburgh and Inverness, running
through Dunblane, leading to an increase in
1874 - Cromlix Mansion was built for Captain
1878 - the Hydro Hotel opened, bringing in
many Victorian tourists.
1892 - the 9 hole Dunblane Hydropathic Club
was completed on Laighills Park on the Cromlix
Estate, with the first game being between Old
Tom Morris, Ben Sayers and two Locals.
1903 - Cromlix Mansion was enlarged after
being damaged by fire.
1923 - the 18 hole Course for New Dunblane
Golf Club opened, with a Greenkeeper paid £3
per week. The Greenkeeper was given a Horse,
Cart and two Mowers to maintain the course.
1981 - Cromlix Mansion was converted to a
1987 - Andy Murry was born at Dunblane to
mother Judy and father William, a regional
manager of Scottish newsagent chain RS
2012 - Andy Murry won the US Open, first UK
male to win a Grand Slam Tennis tournament
since Fred Perry in 1936.
2012 - Andy Murry won a Gold Medal at the
London Olympics, leading the Post Box on
Dunblane High Street being painted Gold.
2013 - Andy Murry bought Cromlix Hotel.
2015 - Andy Murry married Kim Sears in
Dunblane Cathedral. Kim was born in Barcombe,
East Sussex in England, with her father being
British tennis coach Nigel Sears, probably how
they met. She is an Artist and Author.