Visit Historic Stirling

Stirling Castle, Stirling FK8 1EJ

Stirling Castle  A must see – one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland . For generations Scotland’s royalty gathered at Stirling Castle to revel in its impressive buildings, superb sculptures, fine craftsmanship and beautiful gardens. Today Visitors can do the same. Highlights include The Great Hall, Chapel Royal, the Regimental Museum of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, the Kitchens and Tapestry Studio. Guided tours of the castle help bring its rich and colourful past to life in vivid detail.

Visitors are treated to the magnificent splendour of the James V Royal Palace which has been lovingly restored to its former renaissance glory. There are also several galleries as well as a series of vaults aimed at younger visitors.

Audio tours in six languages are available and a free guided tour of Argyll’s Lodging , one of Europe’s finest surviving 17th-century townhouses, is also included in the entry price – book on arrival.

National Wallace Monument – standing tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, and overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge. This is a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir The National Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig, Causewayhead, Stirling FK9 5LFWilliam Wallace, patriot, martyr, and Guardian of Scotland. For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William Wallace

Church of the Holy Rude

The Stirling Art Gallery and Museum

Bannockburn Visitors Centre  – A must see, book tickets in advance.

Doune Castle –  steeped in history and a must for “Monty Python” and “Outlander” fans.

Stirling Walking Tours – local guides take you on a hilarious journey through the curious nooks and crannies of the Burgh, revealing some of Stirling’s strangest tales.

For a full list of Historic Scotland properties to visit in our area

A full list of National Trust properties to visit in our area

Stirling Clan History – a guide to the clans and tartans of Scotland

A brief history of Stirling – from the middle ages onwards