Things to see and do - Stirling
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The modern town of Stirling stands on the alluvial plains of the Forth, laid out around and upon a steep rocky outcrop, topped by the town’s castle and historic old centre. Given its central location, Stirling has always played a strategic role in Scots affairs, and the town's long, eventful history is inextricably linked to that of its famous castle, a former royal residence. Today, this dynamic tourist centre offers numerous alternative day trips into the surrounding countryside.
Tourist attractions Stirling : Things to see and do
GB - Aberfoyle FK8
North of the village of Aberfoyle, Hilltop Viewpoint affords an excellent panorama of the Trossachs (viewing-table) encompassing various mountains (Ben Venue, Ben An, Ben Ledi and the Menteith Hills to the east), several lochs (Loch Katrine, the Fing..
GB - Callander
From Callender to Loch Venachar in the east and Loch Katrine and the shores of Loch Lomond to the west, the rugged mountains and wooded slopes of the Trossachs are reflected in the waters of countless lakes. Since 2002, this superb region, which rose..
Castle Esplanade GB - Stirling FK8 1EJ
Given its situation on a steep rock overlooking the plains of the Forth, Stirling Castle was one of the most powerful and invincible castles in Scotland. A masterpiece of Renaissance decoration, Stirling, like the royal residences of Falkland and Lin..
29 Spittal Street GB - Stirling FK8 1DU
Built in 1854, this hotel was once the High School of Stirling. Less than 10 minutes’ walk from the city’s historic castle, it has an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant and free parking. Each room at Stirling Highland Hotel is bright and spacious, with s..
8/10 King Street GB - Stirling FK8 1BD
This elegant hotel has welcomed guests, including royalty, for more than 200 years. The Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote a poem on a hotel window frame, a plaque commemorating this is situated on the hotel’s front. Located in Stirling city centre, i..
78 Upper Craigs GB - Stirling FK8 2DT
In the heart of Stirling, this 4-star luxury hotel’s historic Georgian façade houses a superb restaurant and stylish, contemporary accommodation with wireless internet access, plasma TVs and DVD players. The hotel has been sensitively renovated and ..
32 Park Terr GB - Stirling FK8 2JS
Perth Rd GB - Dunblane FK15 OHG
Large, contemporary restaurant set within a characterful, grand hotel; its name means 'small Scottish vegetable garden'. Menus focus on well-prepared modern classics with some Nick Nairn signature dishes.
Kinbuck GB - Dunblane FK15 9JT
Cathedral Sq GB - Dunblane FK15 OAJ
These sympathetically refurbished 18C cottages look out over the square towards the medieval cathedral. Exposed timbers are hung with twinkling lights in the first floor dining room. Traditional cooking uses Scottish ingredients in flavoursome dishes..
75-77 Main St GB - Callander FK17 8DX
On one side, a classic take-away chippie; on the other, a funky, modern, all-day café with a fish counter displaying the day's catch. The tasty chips are cooked in beef dripping and the pies and bread are from their nearby bakery.
Main St GB - Callander FK17 8BG
Enjoy drinks and canapés in the characterful lounge or library of this charming riverside hotel, before dinner in the formal restaurant. Ambitious, modern, well-presented cooking; choose the tasting menu for the best value.