Everyone knows that one of the best things about staying in a hotel is the breakfast! Even people who don’t eat much breakfast tend to feast on the array of offering in a hotel dining room. I started with a selection of fresh and dried fruit. The apricots had a lovely cinnamon taste.
It would have been rude not to have a bit of everything in the full Scottish Breakfast, which includes haggis, black pudding and tattie scones!
Full of breakfast, I headed to the leisure centre, no swimming for some time I fear due to massive breakfast, so it was onto the lounger at the side of the pool to read my book. I did manage a swim before I went for my manicure…
Hope that didn’t put you off your tea – ha ha!
Then it was a late lunch of smoked salmon sandwiches in the cocktail bar.
The sun came out so it was time to explore a little of the town of Dunblane, a short 10 minutes walk from the hotel.
This plaque explains a little about Dunblane, the name and early historical significance of the area.
Surprisingly, for a small town, Dunblane boasts a Cathedral, which was standing out beautifully against the blue sky in a brief interlude of dry, warm sunshine.
Heading around the Cathedral, I came on a path leading down to the ‘Allan Water’.
It is clear from the river that there had been a lot of rain, it was fast running and tinged brown with the peat from the hills above.
On the return to the hotel, the heavens opened again and there was time for more relaxing before dinner. More of that in the next post!