Dunblane is situated in the rolling countryside and picturesque woods of central Scotland. The Allan Water runs through the middle of the town and offers plenty of pretty river walks. The town has been a religious hub for over 1000 years and has a rich history. Its main attraction is the Cathedral, located near the centre. The original building was thought to have been 9th Century, but the majority of the cathedral you see today is 13th Century. Although perhaps not as ecclesiastically awesome as others, this smaller, medieval cathedral is still noble and grand, with some splendid gothic architecture. Dunblane is also home to the Leighton Library, the oldest private collection, and home to a number of very rare books and editions. Dunblane New Golf Club is a pleasant parkland course located to the east of the town.