Visit Historic Stirling
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.
From spring 2011 visitors have been treated to the magnificent splendour of the James V Royal Palace which has been lovingly restored to its former renaissance glory. This £12 million project also houses 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 William 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
Stirling Old Town Jail - the city’s famous Victorian prison and a captivating visitor attraction at the heart of the city’s historic quarter.
Bannockburn Visitors Centre - presently closed but due to reopen in 2014.
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
For a complete set of local history pages see – Trossach.co.uk