Stirling Attractions

About Stirling

Things to see and do in Stirling. Stirling is a must-see city with an impressive contrast of vibrant, cosmopolitan living and ancient, historic sites. Our private tours of Stirling Castle and Historic Old Town are a must do when visiting Stirling.

Be amazed by the stunning stronghold of Stirling Castle, step back into the world of the Royal Court and explore the apartments in the Castle’s Renaissance Palace restored to how they may have looked in the mid –1500’s. Feel the spirit of Scotland at the National Wallace Monument or Bannockburn, the site of her famous victory in 1314. You could also enjoy a visit to the Old Town Jail!

As well as bursting with history, Stirling is packed full of attractions. Stirling is a hub of contemporary culture, from music and theatre to dance and art. There’s a wide range of events, including Highland Games, pipe band processions and historical re-enactments. The fascinating Smith Art Gallery and Museum has loads to see, including the World’s oldest football!

Stirling is close to some wonderful countryside and there are loads of Fun-filled family days out nearby include the award-winning Blairdrummond Safari & Adventure Park, Go Ape at Aberfoyle, Doune Castle, Deanston Distillery and a steamship cruise on board Sir Walter Scott on stunning Loch Katrine.

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Things To Do in Stirling

guided tours of Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Visit arguably Scotland’s finest castle. Enter the world of renaissance Scotland and the royal court at the magnificent Stirling Castle.

tour of wallace monument and Braveheart stirling

National Wallace Monument

Forget Braveheart, find out about the real battle of Stirling Bridge. Climb the 246 steps to the top and take in the stunning views towards the Trossachs & beyond.

battle of Bannockburn tours robert the Bruce Statue

Battle of Bannockburn

Explore this brand new state of the art interactive attraction which puts you in the heart of the action with this amazing 3D experience. You can play in a war game and recreate the actual Battle of Bannockburn

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Cowane's Hospital

Wonderful building packed full of character. Built between 1637 and 1649 as an Almshouse for decayed members of the guild of merchants. It has been used as a guildhall, schoolhouse, hospital and recently artists’ studios.

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Church of Holy Rude

This Historic church is the second oldest building in Stirling and one of only two churches in the UK to have held a coronation and still function as a church today. Well worth a visit.

things to see and do in stirling

Land of Legends & Heroes

Stirling is a deeply historic Royal Burgh, dominated by the cliff-top fortress and royal palace of Stirling Castle, grandest of all Scottish castles. Here too is the dramatic National Wallace Monument

Argylls Lodgings Stirling

Argylls Lodging

Superb 17th century townhouse with lavish interiors.

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Smith Art Gallery

treasure house of Stirling’s history, art and artefacts, it’s an essential attraction to visit when in Stirling and offers free entry too!

Deanston Whisky Distillery on the river Teith

Deanston Distillery

Small group tours of our local distillery just outside of Stirling with tastings.

mercat cross and tolbooth stirling tour

Stirling Tolbooth

Fantastic arts and culture venue in the heart of Stirling Old Town. Stirling’s leading venue for music, performance, and exhibitions

Cambuskenneth Abbey Stirling

Cambuskenneth Abbey

This hidden gem was one of the more important abbeys in Scotland. Located next to the River Forth, it’s a great place for a picnic.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders regimental Museum stirling

Argyll and Sutherland Museum

The Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments – The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Housed in Stirling Castle, and included in the castle entrance fee.