Things to do
There’s lots of things to do in 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 Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park, Go Ape at Aberfoyle, Doune Castle, Deanston Distillery and electric bike hire with a cruise on board Sir Walter Scott steamship on Loch Katrine.
Our private tours of Stirling Castle and the historic Old Town are a must do when visiting Stirling. Why not pick your favourite local attractions and include them in a bespoke walking tour of Stirling? Learn more about the things to do in Stirling below.
Things to do in Stirling
Visit arguably Scotland’s finest castle. Enter the world of renaissance Scotland and the royal court at the magnificent Stirling Castle.
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.
Church of Holyrude
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.
The Battle of Bannockburn
Explore this brand new state of the art interactive attraction which puts you in the heart of the action with an amazing 3D experience.
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 Museum
The Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments – The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Located in Stirling Castle.
Smith Art Gallery
A treasure house of Stirling’s history, art and artefacts, it’s an essential attraction to visit when in Stirling and offers free entry too!
Visit Deanston distillery for a tour or tastings and learn more about their unique distillery located just outside of Stirling.