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..
33 Spittal Street GB - Stirling FK8 1DX
Found in an original Victorian building and renovated to 21st century 5-star standards, Hotel Colessio is an opulent addition to the centre of Stirling. Free parking is possible on site, and free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout. Hotel Colessio’s exte..
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 ..
8/10 King Street GB - Stirling FK8 1BD
Prix Prices from : 89 £
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..
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.
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.
32 Park Terr GB - Stirling FK8 2JS
GB - Balquhidder FK19 8PQ
Rurally set restaurant in a pink-painted hotel; sit in the snug library or enjoy the valley view from the conservatory. Well-presented dishes champion Scottish produce and are strong on flavour with a modern edge.
GB - Strathyre FK18 8ND
Long-standing, personally run restaurant in a 17C farmhouse. Snug sitting rooms lead to a baronial-style dining room with a vast fireplace and handmade local china. Traditional cooking uses Perthshire's natural larder; the 'Smokie in a Pokie' is a sp..
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.