Spend the day exploring Stirling, or head south west of the city to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn. The impressive Stirling Castle was a favoured royal retreat for the Stuart dynasty, and the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. On the castle esplanade is a monument to the 75th Stirlingshire Regiment, commanded by Sir George Buchanan, the 21st Chief during the Civil Wars of Charles I.
A few miles north west of Stirling is the busy town of Callander, where you can leave the main street to explore the older parts of the town. To the east of Callander, near the farm of Dalvey is the ruined fortalice of Auchleshie which was a Buchanan stronghold. Travel to the west to Loch Lubnaig, where the Falls of Leny sits at the southern end of the loch. Nearby is the site of the mansion house of the Buchanans of Leny, and the Little Leny burial ground in Callander is where the Buchanans of Leny House are buried.
In a picturesque location at the northern end of the loch is Strathyre, the birthplace of the Gaelic religious poet Dugald Buchanan. The Leny Buchanans had a very turbulent history, some of which can be read on tombstones in Balquhidder Kirkyard, north west of Strathyre.