Historic city and site of most of Scotland's major battles
Stirling Tours with Great British Trips
Stirling has always been at the heart of history in Scotland. It was the site of some of the most famous battles for independence against the English. It is also the place where Scottish monarchs ruled for three centuries. William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson in the Oscar-winning movie Braveheart, is commemorated in the 220ft high tower of the National Wallace Monument. Stirling's famous castle provides stunning views of the historic battle fields. Below the castle winding cobbled streets in the Old Town play host to the finest concentration of historic buildings in Scotland, including many beautifully preserved medieval and Renaissance churches. The 'Back Walk' is a scenic pathway around the Castle and Old Town to rival the city walls of York or Chester.
Want to visit Stirling?
Time to spend here: 1/2 - 1 day
More Information: www.visitstirling.org
What's nearby? Trossachs National Park
What transport do you recommend? Stirling can be explored on foot although many streets are very steep. The wider area needs a vehicle or day tour.
Did you know? Legend has it in the 9th century a howling wolf saved the town of Stirling from a Danish attack. In gratitude, the symbol of the wolf is commemorated on the burgh coat of arms.