The National Wallace Monument
Sits overlooking the scene of Scotland's victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

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A wee city with a big history, Stirling punches well above its weight for historic attractions and spectacular scenery, not to mention shopping, places to eat and exciting events.

Visit Stirling and take in the magnificent views from Stirling Castle's hill-top esplanade towards the National Wallace Monument on the edge of the rolling Ochil Hills before looking north east for the mountain peaks of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. Savour delicious food and drink on your holiday in Stirling in friendly pubs, cosy cafés and buzzing restaurants. At the local farmers' markets you can speak to local producers and pick up some tasty treats, or browse independent boutiques in the historic surroundings of the Old Town and the Victorian Stirling Arcade.

Stirling Travel Information

How to get to Stirling

Stirling is very central and is located on a number of main road and rail routes, which means that it can easily be reached by public transport, car and bike. It's less than 60 miles from both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports.

How to get around Stirling

The city centre is compact and easy to navigate on foot, and the whole area is well connected by bus, rail and taxi services, as well as miles of cycle paths. Located at the railway station, the Stirling Cycle Hub is dedicated to helping you explore on two-wheels and a great place for advice. You can also register to use nextbikes, with hubs across the city.

While exploring the city make sure you use the hop-on hop-off bus, connecting all of the cities must-see attractions.