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Stirling

4.3
Castles · Monuments · Safaris

Popular things to do in Stirling

National Wallace Monument ©
Monument
National Wallace Monument
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Stirling Castle
Castle
Stirling Castle
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park ©
Safari
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Doune Castle ©
Castle
Doune Castle Doune
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. The market town, surrounded by rich farmland, grew up connecting the royal citadel, the medieval old town with its merchants and tradesmen, the bridge and the port. Located on the River Forth, Stirling is the administrative centre for the Stirling council area, and is traditionally the county town of Stirlingshire. Proverbially it is the strategically important "Gateway to the Highlands".It has been said that "Stirling, like a huge brooch clasps Highlands and Lowlands together". Similarly "he who holds Stirling, holds Scotland" is often quoted. Stirling's key position as the lowest bridging point of the River Forth before it broadens towards the Firth of Forth, made it a focal point for travel north or south.When Stirling was temporarily under Anglo-Saxon sway, according to a 9th-century legend, it was attacked by Danish invaders. The sound of a wolf roused a sentry, however, who alerted his garrison, which forced a Viking retreat. This led to the wolf being adopted as a symbol of the town as is shown on the 1511 Stirling Jug. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Stirling trip itinerary using our United Kingdom itinerary planner.

Side trips from Stirling

The Kelpies & The Helix ©
Monument
The Kelpies & The Helix Falkirk
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Falkirk Wheel ©
Architectural Building
Falkirk Wheel Falkirk
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Church
Rosslyn Chapel Roslin
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Dunnottar Castle ©
Castle
Dunnottar Castle Stonehaven
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Stirling

Loch Lomond ©
Water Body
Loch Lomond
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Argaty Red Kites ©
Wildlife Area
Argaty Red Kites Doune
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church of the Holy Rude ©
Religious Site
Church of the Holy Rude
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
The Alpaca Trekking Centre ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
The Alpaca Trekking Centre
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Stirling

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The Old Town Jail ©
Historic Site
The Old Town Jail
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
Dumyat Path
Historic Walking Area
Dumyat Path
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Rob Roy's Grave ©
Historic Site
Rob Roy's Grave
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Stirling Bridge ©
Battlefield
Stirling Bridge
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Shopping in Stirling

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Stirling Health Food Store ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Stirling Health Food Store
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Tinkerbells Emporium ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Tinkerbells Emporium
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Made In Stirling ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Made In Stirling
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Contempo ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Contempo
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Stirling

Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum ©
Art Museum
Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Engine Shed ©
Specialty Museum
Engine Shed
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Great Kitchens ©
Specialty Museum
Great Kitchens
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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