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.
Things to do in Stirling
National Wallace Monument
Stirling's famous landmark commemorates Sir William Wallace's life while overlooking his victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. Visitors can see his famous sword and discover how Wallace became an inspiration for a country-reflected in the characters in Scottish history, which are recognized in the magnificent "Hall of Heroes". The crown of the monument is unobstructed, all over the center of Scotland.
Stirling Old Bridge
The Stirling Old Bridge is a stone bridge across the Forth River. For more than 300 years, it has provided Forth's lowest crossing point and is therefore of strategic importance.
Located in the town of Stirling in Scotland, Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, and indeed in Western Europe, both historically and architecturally. Built on 'the castle hill,' a volcanic crag, it is surrounded on three sides by sheer cliffs, making it easy to defend. Together with its strategic position, this feature made it an essential stronghold from the outset, the object of struggle between the Scots and English. Numerous kings and queens of Scotland were born, died, or were crowned here. The castle is a national monument and is now governed by Historic Scotland, the Scottish Historic Buildings Agency.