Dunblane station first opened in 1848, and the buildings in use today are small but quaint, with crow-stepped gables on the brick-built ticket hall and a small extension clad in whitewashed wood. Sited on the former Scottish Central Railway, the station, today, is busy thanks to Dunblane's growing status as a commuter town with its excellent links to Stirling, Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The train ride into the station is pleasant, too, carrying you along the banks of Allan Water, the gentle river on which the town sits. You arrive just around the corner from the narrow high street, whose rows of independent shops and cafes lead up to the Dunblane Museum. Beyond that, you'll find Dunblane's most important landmark: its dramatic and unexpectedly large cathedral, parts of which date back to the 11th century. Other attractions include Dunblane New Golf Club, a beautiful course only five-minute's walk from the station.