Central and Stirling
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Central and Stirling
The Stirling and Falkirk areas are littered with ancient battlefields from the time when Scotland was not considered worthwhile to conquer any further North than Stirling. Falkirk itself has little to offer other than Callendar park and the extraordinary Falkirk Wheel whereas Stirling has much more to entertain the tourist. Stirling old town, underneath the Castle, can be accessed from the train station but there are also key attractions that are spread out around the city and the surrounding countryside and thus are easiest accessed by car.
Places in Central and Stirling
Stirling is most famous for the battle of Bannockburn but around the city are the sites of many battles fought…
The Trossachs is an area of outstanding beauty that is easiest accessed via the M9 motorway to Stirling and through…
Bannockburn is the battle fought in sight of Stirling Castle in June 1314 when a Scottish army commanded by Robert…
Bathgate is a city in Scotland, the administrative capital of the council area, the lieutenancy region, and the former county…
Things to do in Central and Stirling
Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery
Aberfeldy Distillery is a distillery in Scotland that distills Aberfeldy 12 and Aberfeldy 21 single malt Scotch Whisky
This bold medieval keep looks forbidding, but it’s full of art, riches, and intriguing tales. The 14th century tower was built to guard the strategically important ferry crossing located on the nearby River Forth.
The Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures, are situated in The Helix, an area of parkland bringing the surrounding Falkirk Communities together. The recently developed parkland promotes activities including cycling, walking, watersports, and more.
Flanders Moss Nature reserve
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve is a great expanse of all things damp and wonderful. One of the largest intact raised bogs in Britain remaining, Flanders Moss is a wild and ancient landscape that has barely changed for thousands of years. The moss' surface is a mosaic of sphagnum mosses and other plants and animals adapted to a land that is rich in water. You can hear the rush of birdsong in spring, see lizards basking in the sun in summer, or witness the geese arriving in winter - Flanders Moss is worth a visit at any time of year.
Situated above Dolar Glen, Castle Campbell is a 15th-century fortress overlooking the Ochil Hills.
Doune Castle is a medieval stronghold close to the village of Doune, in the Stirling district of central Scotland. The castle is located on a wooded bend where the Ardoch Burn flows into the River Teith.
The Falkirk Wheel
The Falkirk Wheel is a popular landmark in Central Scotland. The world’s first rotating boat lift is an exceptional example of modern engineering, linking the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, for the first time since the 1930s.
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.