Stirling certainly has seen a colourful history, captured in the Church of the Holy Rude, a magnificent castle rivalling Edinburgh’s and a atmospheric monument to Robert the Bruce standing guard at the southern end of the city. Pedestrian friendly and very compact, the city’s heritage is easily explored on foot, and many of these historical gems can be found within short distances of one another.
The dramatic Battle of Bannockburn stands out amongst other historical events, and visitors can marvel in its stirring grounds just outside the city. To complement Stirling’s rich heritage, its cosmopolitan culture is one of its main attractions. From the Stirling Arcade to the Bridge of Allan Town Centre, there’s plenty of shopping opportunities!
Because of its great central location, why not make Stirling your base to explore the southern highlands. Head west to beautiful Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, or enjoy the sensational sights of Glasgow or Edinburgh, all around an hour’s drive from Stirling.