The city is compact and easy to explore on foot or by bus. Head up through the Old Town to the hill-top esplanade of Stirling Castle to enjoy excellent panoramic views. From here you can see the winding River Forth and the National Wallace Monument standing on the edge of the rolling Ochils. Look north east and you can also spot the peaks of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Enjoy delicious food and drink on your break to Stirling in friendly pubs, cosy cafés and buzzing restaurants. With the handy Stirling Food and Drink app, you'll discover some great places to eat that showcase the delicious local produce.
Visit distilleries at Deanston and Glengoyne, the Allanwater Brewhouse, or take a wander around one of the farmers’ markets to speak to local producers and pick up some tasty treats.The spectacular Royal Palace and impressive Stirling Tapestries of Stirling Castle really are special. The castle has played an importact role through history and was once the residence of Mary Queen of Scots.
Close to the city, the National Wallace Monument is well worth a visit for the fantastic views from the top and the exhibition about the life and times of one of Scotland’s greatest national heroes, Sir William Wallace.
Nearby, you can find out about the Battle of Bannockburn where King Robert the Bruce secured his greatest victory in his quest for Scottish independence.
With such a great range of historic attractions, delicious food and drink and beautiful landscapes surrounding the centuries-old city, Stirling promises to be an unforgettable city break.