Things to see and do - Stirling
Unmissable tourist sites
Stirling Travel guide
Stirling : Michelin's recommendations
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 ro..
Broad Street GB - Stirling
Ruined but nevertheless impressive, the façade is all that is left of a palace started but never completed in 1570 for John Erskine (1510-1572), the Regent and 1st Earl of Mar who, as Hereditary Keeper of the castle and guardian of Prince James, need..
29 Spittal Street GB - Stirling FK8 1DU
Prix Prices from : 81 £
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
Prix Prices from : 79 £
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..
University Of Stirling Campus GB - Stirling FK9 4LA
Located on the University of Stirling campus and set in 300 acres of beautiful parkland, Stirling Management Hotel & Conference Centre is just 10 minutes’ drive from Stirling city centre. Stirling Management Hotel & Conference Centre offers a 'home-..
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.
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..
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.
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.
32 Park Terr GB - Stirling FK8 2JS