Historic attractions in Loch Lomond, Trossachs & Forth Valley

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley has an important history, particularly around the Scottish fighters of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Due to this colourful history, there are plenty of historic attractions for you to visit, from castles and monuments to museums and historic houses.

The city of Stirling is home to Stirling Castle, which has been restored to its mid-16th century glory, the Stirling Bridge, rebuilt near the site of William Wallace's historic victory, and the nearby National Wallace Monument, which commemorates the man. Bannockburn battle site is an atmospheric place which will have a new state-of-the-art visitor centre in 2014.

Step inside Dollar Museum, an early 19th century woollen mill, now dedicated to the history and heritage of this quaint town, or visit the UNNESCO World Heritage Site, Antonine Wall remains in Callendar Park.

Visit some of the castles in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs & The Forth Valley including Castle Campbell, Doune Castle and Blackness Castle, which is said to be shaped like a ship.

Discover innovative attractions such as The Falkirk Wheel, the world's only rotating boat lift, or climb onboard a historic train with the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.

If you're looking for more ideas on historic attractions to visit, take a look at our itineraries for Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley which include heritage and tower trails.

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Stirling Smith Art Gallery


Find museums in Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley which tell the story of this fascinating region.

Artwork hanging from the ceiling in the macrobert Arts Centre


Browse the range of fantastic art on show in the galleries of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley.

Stirling Castle sitting high on a ridge overlooking open countryside below


Find out all about the history of this region including stories of battles, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce.

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