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Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro

Explore a myriad of local attractions while staying with us at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro. You'll find so much to do, see and experience, all within easy reach of the hotel. Just ask at reception and we'll be happy to offer advice.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of enduring national pride. The castle's long, turbulent history is associated with legendary figures from Scotland's past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.

Distance: 10 minutes’ drive from hotel

Wallace Monument

Standing tall and proud outside the town of Stirling, the Wallace Monument overlooks the scene of Scotland's victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge. For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of the original Braveheart.

2 for 1 entry on all admissions for hotel guests!

Distance: 10 minutes´ drive from hotel

Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Commemorating Robert the Bruce's victory at The Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, the Bannockburn Heritage Centre is a must-visit attraction. In the Visitor Centre, the exhibitions bring the Wars of Independence to life. Witness scenes of the Coronation of Robert the Bruce and the Signing of the Declaration of Arbroath.

Distance: 10 minutes' drive from hotel

The Mill Trail

The Mill Trail Visitor Centre invites you to explore Scotland’s woollen mill county, Clackmannanshire. Enjoy an informative ten-minute video of Clackmannanshire today, storyboards of the history of the area as well as present day, three old looms that were used in the mills, a craft shop, tourist information centre and gift shop. There is also a coffee shop and factory outlet store.

Distance: 30 minutes’ drive from hotel

Drummond Castle Gardens

One of Scotland's finest gardens, Drummond Castle Gardens is a spectacular sight. With a history dating back to Victorian times, this Italian-style garden is a true sanctuary set against a backdrop of the majestic castle. The gardens were featured in the blockbuster movie, Rob Roy.

Distance: 25 minutes' drive from hotel

Rob Roy's Grave

The grave of one of Scotland’s most famous historical heroes is located in Kirkton of Balquhidder in front of the east gable of the church. Rob Roy was seen by some as an outlaw but for many others he was Scotland’s answer to Robin Hood.

Distance: 45 minutes' drive from hotel

The Falkirk Wheel

The world’s first rotating boat lift, the Falkirk Wheel is an engineering marvel which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.  It is one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions with visitors coming in their thousands to explore an interactive visitor centre, watch the wheel in action and take boat trips to experience the boat lift for themselves.

Distance: 30 minutes’ drive from hotel

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Scotland's safari park is a great day out for all the family. Visit the Wild Animal Reserves, Adventure Playground, Boat Trip around Chimp Island, Pets Farm, Lemur Land, Flying Fox, Giant Astraglide, Sea Lion Shows, Bird of Prey Centre and Pedal Boats - all included in the entry price.
Blair Drummond Safari Park is open from April to October.

Purchase tickets in advance from our reception desk to save on admission price.

Distance: 15 minutes' drive from hotel

Briarlands Farm Park

The kids will go wild for Briarlands Farm Park with a myriad of fun activities for them to enjoy. They can ride the go carts, play on swings, slides, sandpit or a giant jumping pillow. The park is also home to a variety of animals from guinea pigs and hens to donkeys and highland cows.

Distance: 15 minutes' drive from hotel

Active Kids Adventure Park

Open in the summer months, Active Kids Adventure Park is a fun-filled outdoor park for kids of all ages with climbing frames, farm animals, trampolines, giant slides and more. There is also a covered play area and a coffee shop with delicious home baking.

Distance: 40 minutes' drive from hotel

Wellsfield Farm Park

A visit to Wellsfield Farm Park is well worth the stop. This outdoor children's play area and adventure park will keep the kids entertained for hours. It is suitable for children aged from 18 months to 16 years and adults are welcome to join in too. Jump on the tractor, play in the sandpit, climb, bounce or enjoy a pony ride.

Distance: 15 minutes' drive from hotel

Andy Murray's Post Box

Let the kids have their photo taken beside Andy Murray’s famous gold post box which is located in Dunblane High Street. The post box was painted gold by Royal Mail in tribute to Murray’s winning of a gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

Distance: 5 minutes' walk from hotel

Nick Nairn Cook School

A truly fantastic day out with our Michelin star-winning celebrity chef Nick Nairn, where there's something for absolutely everyone who loves food.

Prices from £165.00 per person for a day class

Distance: 20 minutes' drive from hotel

Distillery Tours

Local whisky distilleries, such as Deanston, Tullibardine and Glengoyne, offer fascinating insights into the world of Scotland’s most famous export. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of a working distillery and discover how whisky is crafted to perfection. Or visit Allanwater Brewhouse and delve into the art of brewing craft beers with a brewery tour and tasting session.

Shopping in Stirling

The Thistle Centre in Stirling is a haven for shoppers with over 70 shops. All the top high street brands are here from H&M, River Island and Topshop to Zara, M&S and Primark as well as a choice of restaurants. In the centre, there is even an underground 16th century jail which was discovered when the centre was being built – it offers a fascinating insight into local history.

Distance: 15 minutes from hotel

Macrobert - Arts Venue & Filmhouse

The arts centre for Stirling and the Forth Valley, Macrobert hosts over 400 live performances of drama, comedy, opera, dance, music, musical theatre and art exhibitions each year. There is also a cinema which screens a year-round program of blockbusters, classics, arthouse movies, documentaries, world cinema and children’s films.

Distance: 15 minutes’ drive from hotel

Play Pots Ceramics / Ceramic Experience

At Play Pots Ceramics in Stirling and the Ceramic Experience near Crieff, visitors can paint pottery in a relaxed, friendly environment welcoming both kids and adults. Choose from a wide selection of unpainted ceramics and let your creativity and imagination come to life.

Play Pots Ceramic Distance: 10 minutes' drive from the hotel

Ceramic Experience Distance: 25 minutes' drive from the hotel

Smith Gallery

Visit Smith Gallery, which holds one of the most important collections in Scotland, attracting visitors from all over the world. A permanent exhibition on the premises, The Stirling Story, recounts the history of the city of Stirling from its earliest origins through to the present day.

Free entry

Distance: 10 minutes' drive from hotel