Discover a region where famous battles occurred, where national heroes were born and where Scottish royalty held court.
Stirling Castle, perched on Castle Rock, is one of Scotland’s most spectacular castles. Step inside the Royal Palace and visit the Great Hall, the largest banqueting hall ever built in medieval Scotland. Don’t miss the Royal Apartments of James V and Mary of Guise, which have recently been restored to their colourful Renaissance glory.
The National Wallace Monument overlooks the scene of Scotland’s victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Learn the story of William Wallace, see the Hall of Heroes and climb the 246 steps to the Crown for incredible views of Stirling, its castle, the Forth Valley and the Ochil Hills.
Robert the Bruce - Wallace’s successor - led the battle against the English at Bannockburn in 1314. Bruce’s men drove King Edward II’s army homewards, marking a significant milestone in the Scottish Wars of Independence. Walk the battlefield and visit the Bannockburn Heritage Centre.
A section of the Antonine Wall runs through Falkirk’s Callendar Park. The wall dates from around AD 142 and was built by the Romans as a barrier against the northern tribes. It stretched for 37 miles but was abandoned when the Romans retreated to Hadrian’s Wall.
Follow in the footsteps of Scottish folk hero and outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor by taking to the Rob Roy Way which passes through Aberfoyle and Callander. MacGregor’s grave is in the churchyard at Balquhidder.
Discover the area's industrial heritage at the century-old Titan Crane, which towers 150 ft over the River Clyde. Head up the heights of the crane and see exhibits which explain the history of one of Scotland's most unusual engineering feats.