Things To Do & See In & Around Stirling.

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Alloa Tower: Ancestral home of the Earls of Mar, Alloa Tower is one of Scotland’s largest surviving medieval Tower houses with an important collection of portraits, silver and furniture; temporary exhibitions from family’s private collections.

Argyll’s Lodgings: Superb mansion built around 1630, once owned by the Earl of Argyll, the most impressive town house of its period in Scotland.

Bannockburn: Important historic Scottish site where, in 1314, King Robert the Bruce routed Edward II’s army to win freedom for the Scots.

Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park: Drive through Animal Reserves, Boat Trip to Chimp Island, Pets Farm and Lemur land, Sea Lion and Birds of Prey Displays, Fun Fair, Restaurants, Shops.

Castle Campbell: This spectacularly sited 15th century fortress was the lowland stronghold of the Campbells.

Classic Steamship Cruises on Loch Katrine: steamship cruises on Sir Walter Scott and Panoramic Cruises on “Lady of the Lake”

Doune Castle: 14th century courtyard castle. The gate house contains the splendid Duke’s hall with carved oak screen and musicians gallery.

Falkirk Wheel: The world’s only rotating boatlift connecting the Forth & Clyde canal with the Union canal. Modern engineering replaces 11 canal locks.

Go Ape! Highwire Forest Adventure, Aberfoyle: Soar 120 feet over the treetops on parts of an exhilarating course of rope bridges, tarzans swings and zip slides high above the forest floor.

Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum: World famous self-service restaurant, licensed with all food home-made. Specialist shops for outdoor clothing, whisky, food and gifts.

Inchmahome Priory: Beautiful island-based Augustinian monastery founded in 1238. Much of the 13th century building survives.

Kilmahog Woollen Mill, Callander: A 250 year old mill from Scotland’s textile and industrial heritage. Discover your clan and vsist the extensive whisky shop with free daily tastings.

Linlithgow Palace: This magnificent royal palace was birthplace of mary, queen of Scots, and residence of many Stewart Kings.

MacRobert at the University of Stirling: offers an exciting programme of events that welcomes everyone. Choose from a fantastic programme of live events including theatre, dance and music. There is also a full cinema programme with films showing to suit all ages and tastes. There are lots of fun activities for children and young people: creative factories, supervised arts and craft sessions in treehouse, tailor made birthday parties, and youth theatre and dance groups.

National Wallace Monument: When the two countries faced each other at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, Scotland was led to victory by a figure destined to become a national hero – William Wallace. All the drama of his campaign for freedom is captured at The National Wallace Monument – proudly standing on the Abbey Craig, overlooking the city of Stirling.

Scottish Antique & Arts Centre: Visitor Centre in Perthshire (Abernyte) and Stirlingshire (Doune). Antiques, design led furniture, art, luxury food shop, Ruryk Fare and restaurant, Cafe Circa. Open 7 days, 10 am – 5 pm.

Scottish Wool Centre: Daily demonstrations and shows including dog and duck on from April to October. Clothing for all the family, food hall and gifts. Whisky shop and restaurant.

Stirling Castle: Among the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation and in its architecture. Magnificient renaissance palace, great hall and Chapel Royal.