Explore the beautiful historic city of Stirling in the heart of Scotland’s bustling central belt and learn about Scotland’s rich heritage.
Stirling is Scotland's heritage capital, where the Wars of Independence were fought and won, where for three centuries monarchs ruled in regal splendour and where merchants and craftsmen plied their trade below the castle rock.
Nowadays you can feel the sense of history and nationhood which is Stirling's trademark as you enter the spectacular castle perched high above the city. Within the castle walls discover the opulent royal apartments and costumed interpreters who bring the history of Stirling Castle to life.
The compact heritage mile that links Stirling's Old Town with its bustling modern city centre boasts the finest concentration of historic buildings in Scotland. Beautifully preserved medieval and Renaissance churches and mansions cluster around the Old Town, flanked by cobbled streets, period street furniture and Victorian styled iron work. The 'Back Walk' is a scenic pathway around the Castle and Old Town that rivals the city walls of York or Chester.
Overlooking the scene of one of Scotland’s most famous battle sites, Stirling Bridge, is the 220 ft high National Wallace Monument. Climb the 246 steps for glorious views from the Forth bridges to Loch Lomond.
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is only 30 minutes from the city centre of Stirling, so the city is the ideal base to explore the park & all the outdoor activities it has to offer.