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From:  Dunblane (NS778993)
To:  Braco (NN837097)
Distance:  8.5 miles (13.7 km)
Meets:  M9, A9, B824, A820, B8064, B8064, A9, A822
Former Number(s):  A9
Highway Authorities

Perth and Kinross • Stirling

Traditional Counties


Route outline (key)
B8033 Dunblane - Braco
The B8033 approaching Braco down a tree-lined avenue

The B8033 is a road in south Perthshire. The section through Dunblane follows the pre-bypass route of the A9; the rest was unclassified in 1922 but had gained its number by 1932.

The road starts at the Keir Roundabout (M9 J11) immediately to the south of Dunblane, and heads north along the former route of the A9. As a result, the first mile or so is a dual carriageway, running through open parkland on the banks of the Allan Water to the east of the town centre. As the road enters Dunblane, much of the dualling has been hatched out, or converted to bus stops, parking and cycle lanes, leaving a D1 with a 20 limit. Almost immediately after entering the urban area, the road reaches a roundabout where the A820 heads off to the left, although the route is a one-way system and the other half joins at traffic lights a little further on. Beyond the lights, and across the railway line, the B8064 also joins, again as a one-way system, this time with the exit from the city centre across the River. This short city-centre B-road rejoins at the next roundabout after making a small loop along the High Street; it follows the 1922 route of the A9 which was later bypassed by the current B8033 route.

The dual carriageway ends, at the next roundabout, and the road continues north out of Dunblane, past large, detached properties shrouded in mature trees, and luxurious hotels. There is a final roundabout on the edge of town, although by now the B8033 feels as though it is out in the countryside, as the roadside houses have come to an end, and the road sweeps round a bend between trees to find the roundabout, which serves modern housing estates. Shortly after the roundabout, but served by simple T junctions, the B8033 meets the A9, with two right turns for the sliproads to/from either carriageway. This marks the original start of the B8033, which continues northwards, dropping down the side of the valley to cross the railway and enter the small village of Kinbuck.

Kinbuck sits on the banks of the River Allan, the houses looking out across the road to the tree lined river bank. Beyond the village, the road winds round a small hill, turning almost 180 degrees before crossing the riveron Kinbuck Bridge and climbing once more. Off to the east, on the far side of the shallow valley, traffic on the A9 can be seen with the two routes running roughly parallel and straight for a couple of miles on-and-off. A scattering of houses sit along the road, and on the hillside to either side, with a bank of woodland crossing at its summit of around 130m. The road continues to undulate north eastwards, dipping to cross the Muckle Burn, before climbing again. A larger block of mixed woodland and forestry is reached at Feddan, with the road again dipping across a burn before a more concerted descent to the Keir Burn. Here the road turns abruptly north and then crosses the burn at Bridge of Keir to head into Braco, where the B8033 ends, at a minor T-junction on the A822 in a small village, a far cry from the dualled exit from a motorway roundabout where it started!

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Other nearby roads
NCN765 • A820 • B824 • B8064 • B8076 • C83 (Stirling) • C85 (Stirling) • C86 (Stirling) • M9 • T1 (Britain)
B8000 – B8099
B8000 • B8001 • B8002 • B8003 • B8004 • B8005 • B8006 • B8007 • B8008 • B8009 • B8010 • B8011 • B8012 • B8013 • B8014 • B8015 • B8016 • B8017 • B8018 • B8019
B8020 • B8021 • B8022 • B8023 • B8024 • B8025 • B8026 • B8027 • B8028 • B8029 • B8030 • B8031 • B8032 • B8033 • B8034 • B8035 • B8036 • B8037 • B8038 • B8039
B8040 • B8041 • B8042 • B8043 • B8044 • B8045 • B8046 • B8047 • B8048 • B8049 • B8050 • B8051 • B8052 • B8053 • B8054 • B8055 • B8056 • B8057 • B8058 • B8059
B8060 • B8061 • B8062 • B8063 • B8064 • B8065 • B8066 • B8067 • B8068 • B8069 • B8070 • B8071 • B8072 • B8073 • B8074 • B8075 • B8076 • B8077 • B8078 • B8079
B8080 • B8081 • B8082 • B8083 • B8084 • B8085 • B8086 • B8087 • B8088 • B8089 • B8090 • B8091 • B8092 • B8093 • B8094 • B8095 • B8096 • B8097 • B8098 • B8099
Earlier iterations: B8000 • B8006 • B8008 • B8026 • B8039

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