The kirkyard of Dunblane Cathedral has been in use for many hundreds of years. No visit to Dunblane's magnificent Cathedral would be complete without a wander round this ancient graveyard. Look out for some rather quaint epitaphs on the tombstones. A particularly notable one reads:
Remember man as you pass by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you must be,
So prepare, therefore, to follow me!
Visitors come from all over the world in search of the last resting place of ancestors. Fortunately records of the lairs are kept in a register available in the City & Cathedral Museum across the road (see below, left). In the South West corner of the graveyard can be found the ruins of the once splendid Bishop's Palace. That corner of the Cathedral graveyard, presently free of gravestones and reputedly the site of a plague pit, has recently been modified in the way of a landscaped garden. Onlookers have noticed that fresh soil was provided for the borders, whilst the garden contractors took care not to dig too far into the ground. Near to the site of the graveyard (opposite the Cathedral) is a quality drinking house called the Tappit Hen. There are more places of worship in Dunblane than there are hostelries.