Stirling is a must-see city with an impressive contrast of vibrant, cosmopolitan living and ancient, historic sites.
As well as bursting with history, Stirling is packed full of things to see and do. It’s a compact city small enough to walk around.
Take a wander around the town centre and then stroll up to the old historic city to see some of the monuments and buildings there that will delight you; Stumble across the Church of the Holy Rude where many famous Scots are buried.
And did you know In December 1566, Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots had seen her baby son baptised in the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle? Walk in the footsteps of Scotland Hero's and lose yourself in the history of the old medieval town. Stirling is a place of contrasting old and new and is a visit you won't forget.
Places of interest:
- Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument are open all year round
- Discover the secrets of Stirling Old Town on a guided walking tour
- Explore the award-winning Blairdrummond Safari & Adventure Park,
- Try Go Ape at Aberfoyle, complete with the UK's longest zip slide.
- Enjoy a picnic at Inchmaholme on the Lake of Menteith
- Take a bike ride or steamship cruise on stunning Loch Katrine in the Trossachs.
- Go Hill walking in the Trossachs, Ben Ledi or Ben A'an are popular routes
- Explore Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Stirling is the stunning eastern gateway to the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, home to some of Scotland's most inspirational and dramatic scenery.
The rugged and varied landscapes are ideal for outdoor adventures, from walking and cycling to golf, watersports and fishing.