Alloa is a small town in Clackmannanshire and 8 miles east of the city of Stirling.
The town developed at a ford and ferry crossing on the River Forth and expanded rapidly during the early industrial revolution. The main industries were glass-ware, textiles, ship building and brewing. Today the town’s economy is centered around retail and leisure.
Alloa's main attraction is the carefully restored Alloa Tower. This medieval tower is Scotland’s largest and oldest keep. It was built on land acquired by the Eriskine family before passing into the hands of the Earls of Mar. Standing on the parapet, the Firth of Forth stretches away before you. Alloa Tower is one of many which can be discovered on the 'Tower Trail' through the area.
Other buildings of interest include the Alloa Town Hall and Library, built in 1886 - 1889, Tobias Bauchop's House built in 1695 and the old Church of St Mungo with its graveyard and 17th century tower.
Alloa provides all the amenities you might require from eateries, supermarket, local shops and leisure centre. The town is well served by its train station and you can take direct services to Glasgow in one hour or Stirling in about 10 minutes.