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14 - 16 September 2017,  Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dunblane Hydro

Together with Scotland AFT

Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel

 

Perth Road, Dunblane,

Scotland, FK15 0HG

 

Dunblane 2017 will be hosted at the Dunblane Hydro, A Doubletree by Hilton hotel set in the ideal location of Dunblane.

 

The hotel sits in ten acres of picturesque landscaped grounds, overlooking Dunblane and its 12th century cathedral with the Perthshire countryside in the distance.  Situated just off the M9/M80 near Stirling, Dunblane train station is less than a mile away with direct access to main line routes.

 

This historical Perthshire hotel was recently transformed with a stunning £12 million refurbishment in which all rooms, bars, restaurant, lounges and meeting rooms were stylishly revamped.

 

The hotel offers top class facilities including a fully equipped leisure club with indoor pool. In addition, Michelin star-winning celebrity chef, Nick Nairn now heads up the new Kailyard Restaurant with his inspirational Scottish menu.

Travel Directions

 

Driving From South: If you are coming from the west follow signs for M74 Glasgow and M73 (Stirling) then directions above Stirling M80.  If you are coming from the east, follow signs for Edinburgh then directions above.

 

Driving From North: If you are coming from the North follow signs for Perth, take the A9 south towards Glasgow. Take the first exit for Dunblane following the road for the Town Centre. The hotel is on your left 1 mile from the junction.

 

Driving From Edinburgh:

Take the M8 to Newbridge Interchange, follow signposts for M9 (Stirling) and continue along M9. Take the exit to Dunblane and drive for half a mile on the dual carriageway before driving straight through the roundabout. The Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro is 200 yards on the right.

 

Driving From Glasgow:

On the M8 motorway, follow signs for Stirling M80. Keep on the M80 then A80 for a few miles. Do not take exit for Stirling, but keep going until you see the sign for Dunblane. At roundabout, take the exit for Dunblane and continue on the dual carriageway for about half a mile until you come to a roundabout. Go straight over and at the second roundabout take the second exit. Hotel is 200 yards on the right.

 

Walking Directions From Train Station:

When exiting Train Station, turn right and walk up to the main road. Turn left and continue up the main road passing the police station on your left and then you will approach an Indian restaurant and a roundabout. Go straight ahead at the roundabout following sign post for Perth. Hotel is 200 yards on the right.

 

Car Parking

The hotel offers on-site car parking at no charge.

 

Public Transport & Other Information

 

  • Airports: Glasgow – 35 miles / Edinburgh - 40 miles.
  • Train station: Dunblane - less than a mile.

Dunblane

 

Dunblane is a beautiful town located at the entrance to the Scottish Highlands and has easy access by rail and road to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

 

Situated a few miles north of Stirling, the town is believed to have been founded in 602 by the Celtic missionary, St Blane at a ford in the Allan Water. The town developed into a major stronghold of the pre-Reformation Church whose power was symbolised in the magnificent 13th century cathedral, which stands serenely amid a clutch of old-world buildings.  Close by, the oldest private library in Scotland, Leighton Library houses some of the country's rarest books, including a first edition of Sir Walter Scott's Lady of the Lake.

The Allan Water is spanned by a 16th century single arch bridge as it flows through the town and there are a number of good riverside walks.  Accommodation, supermarket, shops and golf course are all available in Dunblane.

 

For many the Town of Dunblane will be infamous because of the tragic school shooting which resulted in the death of 16 children and a teacher in March 1996. Whilst we will of course be cognisant of this, we do not wish to visit upon the town a macabre reminder of this tragic event, by focusing on tragedy, death or even resilience.

 

We want to celebrate the the towns location as a connection between urban and rural, as a community that has connected with the world through tragedy and reconnected with the world through tennis!

Local Guides & Useful Downloads

 

Visit Scotland Home Page - Official Scottish tourism website.

 

Visit Scotland (link) - Take a look at the Visit Scotland Dunblane page for more information on local Dunblane attractions.

 

Local Guide (link to Visit Scotland E-book) - Information on the local area including Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

 

Other Visit Scotland Guides (link) - Visit Scotland provides E-brochures on all areas of Scotland, including Glasgow and Edinburgh.  Well worth a look if you are planning to extend your stay.

 

More info to be added later....

Accommodation

Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro (conference hotel)

 

Accommodation is included in the Residential Delegate Package, which is a 3 day conference package, including 2 nights accommodation for Thursday 14 September and Friday 15 September.  Accommodation in the Residential Delegate Package is based at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel.  The Residential Delegate Package can be booked online on this website (just click 'Register' on the top menu).

Important Notice - Due to high demand, unfortunately the Residential Delegate Package is now fully booked.  If you would like to be added to a waiting list for residential packages, please contact John Bastock at Mint Events on aftconference@mintevents.co.uk or +44(0)1270 750070.

Alternative hotels - conveniently located for Dunblane Hydro

 

Although the residential package is fully booked, you can still book onto the conference on a Day Delegate Package for your preferred days.  You can then book accommodation separately, if required.

Note:  The hotel search box is provided by Booking.com.  All queries regarding bedroom reservations made through the search box should be directed to Booking.com (not Mint Events).  Booking.com's contact details will be shown on your booking confirmation.

Old Churches House Hotel ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 0.5 miles (3 mins by car) Prices from £56.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Booking.com

❊  Prices shown on this page are a guide price only - based on lowest available rate at the time of publishing.  Prices are per room per night.

 

To check live rates and availability and book your room, simply click on the hotel of your choice or use the search box.  You will be directed to the relevant page on Booking.com.

 

Mint Events does not endorse any of the hotels listed.  It is simply a list of hotels near to the Dunblane Hydro Hotel to assist you in booking accommodation.

 

Distances listed are approximate, calculated using Google Maps and Booking.com.

Royal Hotel Bridge of Allan ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 3.5 miles (9 mins by car) Prices from £71.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Cromlix Hotel, Kinbuck ««««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 4 miles (11 mins by car) Prices from £275.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Red Lion Inn, Doune ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 4.7 miles (11 mins by car) Prices from £80.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Stirling Court Hotel ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 5 miles (14 mins by car) Prices from £69.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Highland Gate, Stirling ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 5 miles (10 mins by car) Prices from £65.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Stirling Highland Hotel «««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 6.5 miles (14 mins by car) Prices from £97.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Hotel Colessio, Stirling ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 6.8 miles (14 mins by car) Prices from £102.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 7 miles (13 mins by car) Prices from £120.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Friars Wynd Hotel, Stirling ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 7 miles (16 mins by car) Prices from £95.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Holiday Inn Express Stirling ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 7.5 miles (20 mins by car) Prices from £94.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Lion and Unicorn, Thornhill ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 9 miles (20 mins by car) Prices from £85.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
King Robert Hotel, Stirling ««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 9 miles (15 mins by car) Prices from £99.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder ««««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 10 miles (18 mins by car) Prices from £380.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Q Hotels Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, Cumbernauld «««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 18 miles (22 mins by car) - this hotel is a fair distance from Dunblane but on the main motorway route from Glasgow, so is easy to access by car. Prices from £98.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com
Cooks of Stirling «««« Click to check prices & availability Distance to Dunblane Hydro - 7 miles (15 mins by car) Prices from £80.00 ❊ Links to Booking.com

❊  Hotel prices shown on this page are a guide price only - based on lowest available rate at the time of publishing.  Prices are per room per night.

 

To check live rates and availability and book your room, simply click on the hotel of your choice.  You will be directed to the relevant page on Booking.com.  Alternatively, use the search box to search all hotels in the area.

Any Questions?

 

 

Website and delegate registration provided by Mint Events.  If you have any questions regarding your registration or the conference, please contact:

 

John Bastock

Mint Events Ltd

T:  +44 (0)1270 750070

E:  aftconference@mintevents.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

This conference is organised by the Association for Family Therapy & Systemic Practice.

 

The Association for Family Therapy

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