A Heritage Site in Stirling
Argylls Lodging is Scotland's finest surviving renaissance mansion. A 17th Century town residence built circa 1630 by Sir William Alexander, founder of Nova Scotia and Viscount Canada.It was purposefully situated on the approach to Stirling Castle, giving its aristocratic owner ready access to the royal court. It also provided a suitable environment within which he could receive, and impress, his sovereign.
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am - 5.30pm
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am - 4.30pm
T 0131 668 8831/8990. Visit website
The Private House Stay's Guide
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.