A handsome stone city often called Mini Edinburgh. Stirling is home to Stirling Castle, a historic castle dating back to at least the early 12th century. The architecture is a sight to behold, with the Great Hall being a prime attraction after being restored back to its 16th century splendour. It is also the coronation place of Mary Queen of Scots, she was crowned in the Chapel Royal at only nine months old.
The National Wallace Monument & Bannockburn Experience
The National Wallace Monument stands 67 metres tall over the fields where William Wallace led his troops to victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. It stands on the shoulder of Abbey Craig, surrounded by beautiful quarries, trees and plant life.
Learn Scottish history the fun way! The Battle of Bannockburn Experience is an innovative visitor attraction with state of the art 3D battle simulation. This will transform how visitors of all ages learn about Bannockburn.
Loch Katrine Cruise on the SS Sir Walter Scott
Take a cruise along the scenic Loch Katrine, through the Trossach hills. The loch has an avid history, being both the inspiration for the poem 'The Lady of the Lake' by Sir Walter Scott and a spot where Queen Victoria enjoyed a boat trip in 1869.
Glengoyne Distillery is set in beautiful surroundings with the slowest stills of Scotland. It has been in action since 1833, with the casks taking 6 years to prepare to produce a fine whisky. Enjoy a wee dram of whisky at the lovely setting, with beehives and wetlands on site to preserve the natural surroundings.