StirlingThe River House Stirling
Stirling is most famous for the battle of Bannockburn but around the city are the sites of many battles fought from Roman times when southern invaders would drive the Scots into the hills North of Stirling that was land considered unconquerable and worthless. The city now has an interesting ancient quarter, the spectacular castle and the Wallace monument that are all worth visiting and also just outside the city the Blairgowrie wildlife park - Scotland's premier big animal wildlife zoo and adventure playground.
The major art gallery in Stirling is the Smith Art Gallery and Museum. The Bannockburn Heritage Centre has recently been greatly upgraded with audio-visual installations and much Scottish Nationalist hype. In addition to the Museums linked below there is also the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum.
There are a number of interesting heritage sites in Stirling mostly grouped around Stirling Castle and Stirling Old Town which date back to times when the castle was central to the court of Scottish royalty. They are all linked below.
As you would expect from an old city with significant cultural heritage, there are a number of significant ancient churches worth visiting. These include those linked below and also St Marys Kirk
Other tourist attractions recommended by Private House Stays in Stirling include Stirling Old Bridge, Plean Country Park and the Entertainment venues of The Tolbooth, Albert Hall and Holywood Bowl