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Stirling United Kingdom, Central Scotland

Top reasons to visit:

  • Castles (517)
  • History (499)
  • Shopping (218)
  • Monuments (174)
  • Sightseeing (164)
  • Scenery (129)
  • Culture (61)
  • Food (52)
  • Old Town (49)
  • Relaxation (49)

Stirling was highly rated for castles by 19 guests from the United States!

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What is it in Stirling that makes history come to life?

Garty
Garty, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

Stirling is the crossroads, battlefield and interface of Scotland and England. The history soaked into this are is overwhelming and I found it quite emotional to visit during this present time of the runup to the devolution vote.

How well restored were the castles in Stirling?

Lesley
Lesley, Australia

20 days ago Report

You can stay at Broomhall Castle at Menstries
Stirling Castle was awesome but take the time to see it all. Has been restored beautifully and sympathetically. Smaller but good alternative (also slightly cheaper and more accessible) than Edinburgh Castle. MUST SEE: Tapestry workshop.
Loads of castles within short driving distance including Doune (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

What effect did the scenery in Stirling have on you?

John
John, United States of America

23 days ago Report

This is where the Highlands start. The Ochils are right outside town, and Ben Lomond is less than an hour by car. The light on the hillsides is constantly changing, so the view is different every time you look up. It just made you want to climb every peak you saw. Bracklinn Falls near Callander is well worth a 3/4 mile stroll.

What makes the people from Stirling so friendly? Tell us your story.

Sandra
Sandra, United Kingdom

1 day ago Report

We had difficulty getting to the hotel,as our directions brought us in at the wrong end of King Street - No entry,as it is now a one-way street!! As we were going round in circles,we stopped to ask a" lollipop-man"for advice on how we could reach the hotel,which we could see but couldn't get to.The THIRD time we spoke to him he suggested we ignore the NO ENTRY sign -well we maybe could have done that,but police car was at bottom of road!!! Finally we asked a chap standing outside a pub how to get to the hotel car park,he and his pal were both extremely helpful with their directions and finally we made it to our destination!!

Why do you recommend Stirling for food?

isabel
isabel, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

We have eaten in most establishments and are excellent food and value and again staff so helpful !!! The only thing feel the large weaterspoon will hurt the smaller eating areas which will be a real shame as these we places are what makes stirling unique!!!

How can you enjoy the sights in Stirling while avoiding the crowds?

Morag
Morag, Bermuda

16 days ago Report

The old part of Stirling is just beautiful with the Castle on the hill, the cobbled streets and the old historic buildings. Plus it has all the modern conveniences and is close enough to visit Edinburgh and still escape from the crowds

Describe the nature in Stirling.

David
David, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

A good stopover place - for us on this particular journey.

What were the best places for wandering in Stirling's old town?

H.
H., Netherlands

24 days ago Report

Everywhere it is a great old town. Special places are the church and the cemetery neir the castle and the castle is self and the Wallace monument.

How is tourism changing Stirling?

Illyana
Illyana, Israel

19 days ago Report

There is no tourism in Stirling because so it seems, the city does not provide any attractions but the castle for which there is no need to stay an overnight in Stirling. Pitty. A few years ago we had a wonderful Old Jail tour (closed), wonderful restaurant - in fact the best I ever eaten (Olivia - also closed), and a walk thru old town window shopping and buying the next day.
Today, you have a huge shopping mall instead, and lots of foreign shops downtown (from Kebab to China-Sh*t) - for this, you do not need Stirling.
  • Walking 28 endorsements

Why do people say Stirling can be seen best by foot?

isabel
isabel, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

As everything near each orher ideally situated
  • Relaxation 49 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Stirling.

isabel
isabel, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

In leisure facilities and staff are lovely.. Rooms have black out curtains and so quiet at hotel..
  • Culture 61 endorsements

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in Stirling?

isabel
isabel, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Not sure about question
  • Museums 34 endorsements

What did you discover about the museums in Stirling that wasn't in the guidebooks?

michael
michael, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

the 3D in the Bannockburn museum was outstanding
  • Mountain Walks 5 endorsements

What's your best advice for mountain walks in Stirling?

H.
H., Netherlands

24 days ago Report

Walk down to the Wallace monument lovely wooded Mountain to walk with lovely views
  • Excursions 2 endorsements

What sights did you see on your favorite excursion in Stirling?

Janet
Janet, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies,
  • Swimming Pools 2 endorsements

Where's the best place to go swimming in Stirling?

Aileen
Aileen, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Stirling university campus swimming pool.
  • Clothes Shopping 19 endorsements

Is there more to shopping in Stirling than just brand-name stores?

Rosaleen
Rosaleen, Ireland

18 days ago Report

Brilliant little Celtic shop in the Arcade and the bear- making shop is fantastic for children & adults!

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