4/5 - Good
Verified traveller6 Jul. 2019
Stirling Castle is worth a visit as is the Falkirk Wheel.
The Gateway to the Highlands is one of Scotland’s most historic cities, home to medieval landmarks, a picturesque old town and glorious parks.
A city of history and culture, Stirling is the Brave Heart of Scotland. It straddles central Scotland’s Forth River and is a gateway to the magnificent Scottish Highlands.
Get an overview of the city at Stirling Castle. Perched on a hill, it affords uninterrupted views of the city and surrounding countryside. Explore halls and gardens for a glimpse into the lifestyle of former royal residents such as Mary Queen of Scots. Join locals as they welcome in the New Year at the castle during Hogmanay Celebrations, which feature fireworks and live entertainment.
Below the castle, the Old Town is a quaint district of cobblestone streets lined with landmarks. Stroll around the Back Walk to discover several interesting attractions. Go to Argyll’s Lodging to experience the life of 1600s Scottish nobility. Opposite the historic Church of the Holy Rude, join costumed local guides on a Stirling Walking Tour of the Old Town. Enjoy comedy and drama on these entertaining journeys, which cost a small fee.
Take the family to some of Stirling’s public parks. Visit the royal gardens of King’s Knot, famous for its ornamental hedges. Nearby King’s Park has a golf course, children’s play areas and a skate park. Admission is free at the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum where Allie's Garden has been designed with children in mind. Inside the museum, view interesting artifacts including the world’s oldest football.
Use Stirling’s public buses to reach attractions outside the city center. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of medieval combat at the Battle of Bannockburn Experience. This attraction uses 3-D technology to put you in the center of the battle in which Robert the Bruce was victorious over the English. At the National Wallace Monument, a memorial to the Scottish hero, William Wallace, climb 246 to the top and enjoy views over Stirling.
Conveniently set in the heart of Scotland, Stirling is less than 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Edinburgh and Glasgow. The city is a great base for arranging excursions into the Scottish Highlands and other attractions. Cairngorms National Park and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are both reachable via daytrips.
Reviewed on 17 Nov. 2019
Reviewed on 23 Oct. 2019
Visit this Scottish national park to hike through ancient woodlands, relax on the shore of the largest body of freshwater in Britain and enjoy local produce.
Get a glimpse into the lives of Scotland's historical monarchs at this immaculately preserved hilltop fort and royal residence.
Inspect the legendary sword of a Scottish hero as you climb the levels of this impressive tower shrine on a hill.
Start your day heading into “Braveheart country”, with a photo stop at Stirling Castle,the battlefields of Bannockburn and a visit to the impressive Doune Castle and some iconic Highland cattle, then It's into Rob Roy country and the National Park of “The Trossachs”.
Our walking tours are a must if you are looking for a great exprience. You will explore the secrets of Stirling's Old town, the best preserved medieval city in Scotland with our local tour guide and expert Dr Murray Cook.
Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.
Starting later in the day, the tour takes a short journey to the beautiful town of Linlithgow, where you can visit the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots; Linlithgow Palace.
The Scottish Highlands are part of a historic region of Scotland you should definitely visit while in Edinburgh. All the way to Dalwhinnie, the dramatic landscape of ancient rocks, deep valleys and sapphire blue lochs will enchant on a scenic private full-day day trip.
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Darrin20 Apr. 2019
I would not stay there again due to the lack of acknowledgment from managerial staff regarding disruptive events. Reading other reviews, this is not the first complaint about the fire alarm and actions taken by managing staff.