Best Things To Do in Stirling, Must Visit Places

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Stirling Castle

The castle was the protagonist of several historical events in the country, like the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, in which William Wallace defeated the English army in the film Braveheart.

Holy Rude Church

The church is a 5-minute walk from the castle, and admission is free. Next to the church, you will find a cemetery with the typical aesthetics of old cemeteries.

Tour the Old Town of Stirling and Argyll’s Lodging

You will see Tudor-style houses, squares with statues of unicorns, and old buildings everywhere. The entrance to Stirling Castle includes a visit to Argyll’s Lodging.

Visit the Old Stirling Jail and Cross the Stirling Bridge

The Stirling Old Town Jail was a military prison and a candy factory. Meanwhile, the stone bridge, built during the 15th century, witnessed the battle between the English and the Scots.

Visit Smith Art Gallery and Follow the Route to William Wallace Monument

See over 40,000 items representing the life and culture of Stirling, Stirlingshire, and Trossachs regions. After climbing the 246 steps of the William Wallace Monument, you will have a panoramic view of the city.

Learn About the Battle of Bannockburn

You can watch a digital recreation of the 14th-century battle and see memorials to other independence heroes such as “Robert the Bruce.”

Visit The Ruins Of The Abbey Of Cambuskenneth

The remains of James III and his wife, Margaret of Denmark, rest in this abbey. The beauty of the path accompanying the Forth River makes the walk to the abbey memorable.

Take a Sunset Getaway to See the Kelpies

The Kelpies are two giant horse-head sculptures that represent part of Scottish mythology. The scenery surrounding these unique sculptures enhances their beauty and makes for a great visit.

Climb the Falkirk Wheel

The boat elevator bridges the 24-meter gap between the height of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal.

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