Places of Interest

There are a multitude of experiences and attractions within the Stirling area to suit all age groups and interests, some of the “must see“ are:-

Stirling Castle

The impressive Stirling Castle which dominates the West view of the city and was the former court of the Scottish Kings.

Battle of Bannockburn The nearby site of the Battle of Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce had a famous victory during 1314.
The Wallace Monument Take the 246 steps to the top of The National Wallace Monument to get the spectacular and panoramic views of Stirling with its meandering River Forth and the surrounding rural area.
Loch Lomond Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park only ½ hour drive away, is an extensive area of outstanding scenery with lochs and mountains, offering superb touring, varied sporting opportunities and nature trails.
Edinburgh Edinburgh Festival Royal Yacht Britannia Holyrood Edinburgh, 40 minutes by car and very accessible by train from Larbert or Stirling, is the capital city of Scotland and home of our new Parliament. It hosts the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo with massed pipe bands, highland dancers and other international performers, in the atmospheric Castle esplanade. and also the Edinburgh International Arts Festival. A visit might also include its many museums and galleries, the Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood Palace, which is the Scottish royal residence of the Queen, and of course its shopping.
The Falkirk Wheel The Falkirk Wheel is a futuristic engineering project substituting locks to join up the Forth and Clyde Canals to elevate boats 35 metres.
St Andrews St Andrews is an East coast town about 1½ hours drive away, it is the home of golf and the famous old university. It has extensive sandy beaches.
Culross Culross just North of the Kincardine Bridge, is a unique time capsule of a 17th C Scottish town.
Castle Campbell Castle Campbell is the reward for taking the wonderful walk up through Dollar Glen.
Doune Castle Doune, only 4 miles away, has its medieval castle and the Scottish Antiques Centre
Blair Drummond Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park - one of the best value for money days out in Scotland. Wildlife Animal Reserves, Adventure Playground and more, plenty of fun and excitement for all the family.
Macroberts Macrobert Arts Centre at Stirling University provides a range of live shows and cinema.
Tolbooth Tolbooth, Stirling's venue for music, performance, exhibitions and arts classes. Night's out with the very best music and performance in an intimate venue.
The Kelpies The Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures with guided tours
Cambuskenneth Abbey, the abbey was the scene of Robert Bruce’s parliament in 1326, and the burial place of James III and his queen, Margaret of Denmark, in the 1480s.

Activities

Such as hill-walking, nature trails, all water sports, golf, horse riding, shooting, fishing, and cycling to name a few, are easily arranged and available within this area.

Some good places to eat:

Cromlix House, Dunblane
Hermann’s, Stirling
The River House, Stirling
The Inn at Kippen, Kippen
Cook’s of Stirling, Stirling
Culchreuch Castle, Fintry
Torbrex Inn, Stirling
The Meadowpark, Bridge of Allan