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Dunblane, Stirling

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Dunblane, Stirling

Dunblane is a small, affluent cathedral town and former burgh north of Stirling in the Stirling council area of Scotland. The town is situated off the A9 road which has been bypassed since 1991, on the way north to Perth. Its main landmark is Dunblane Cathedral and the Allan Water runs through the town centre, with the Cathedral and the High Street on the east side. Dunblane had a population of 7,911 at the 2001 census, although this was estimated to have grown to 8,840 by 2006.
Administrative CountyStirling
Traditional CountyPerthshire
OS GridNN7801
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCentral Scotland
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01786
Population7,911 (2001)

Other names by which Dunblane, Stirling has been known in the past

Dumblain ~ Dunblan

Dunblane, Stirling in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dunblane, market town and par. with ry. sta., S. Perthshire, on Allan Water, 5 miles N. of Stirling, 41 NW. of Edinburgh, and 414 NW. of London -- par., 18,543 ac., pop. 3123; town, pop. 2186; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Market-day, Thurs. Dunblane was formerly an episcopal city. Its cathedral, said to have been founded in 1141, and rebuilt about 1240, is one of the few specimens of Gothic architecture in Scotland which escaped destruction at the Reformation. The choir is used as the parish church. D. is much resorted to for its mineral waters, and has a hydropathic establishment.

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