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Things to Do in Stirling

Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park
Blair Drummond safari park opened in 1970 in the grounds of Blair Drummond house, which was purchased by Sir John Kay a Glasgow tea merchant in 1916. Having no sons he passed it to his nephew Sir John Muir father of the present owner Jamie Muir.The park mission statement is to: “To excite visitors about the conservation of the natural environment and provide a unique family experience by providing the opportunity of close physical proximity to living wild animals within a safe environment”
Blair Drummond
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle has played a key role in Scottish history, dominating the North-South and East-West routes through Scotland. The battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn were fought in its shadow and Mary Queen of Scots lived here as a child. Marvellous Renaissance architecture and interpretive displays
Castle Wynd
Wallace Monument
Open all year, The National Wallace Monument is packed with fascinating exhibits and displays - so come and visit one of the country's most magnificent sights, and meet Scotland's national hero - William Wallace.
Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road Causewayhead

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

Stirling is familiar to me though it is my first visit for many years. There are lots of historical places to visit including the castle and Wallace monument. It is an attractive place surrounded by hills. One thing that has not changed for the better is the one way system for the traffic.
United Kingdom
April 20, 2017
Very Good
The old town is lovely-has one of the best castles in Scotland. It has good amenities. A good range of restaurants and bars. The Curly Coo is worth a visit if you are found of whisky-over 130 malts to try! The Indian Cottage is a good choice if you enjoy a curry!
United Kingdom
April 23, 2017
Very Good
Castle, old town, William Wallace Monument, views, proximity to hiking routes. Those things make it a very good location to venture out for day trips in various directions.
United Kingdom
April 18, 2017
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It's kind of small and seems to be all about the castle and the famous battle of William wallace. But nevertheless charming and worth a stop when travelling
April 20, 2017
Very Good
definately a place to visit lovely scenery and local sights to visital although we had bad experience in golden lion with the lift breaking down we would visit again
United Kingdom
April 21, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Stirling

The Old Tramhouse

9 Wonderful

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Friars Wynd

8.9 Excellent

Score from 546 reviews


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Golden Lion Hotel

7.9 Good

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Stirling Court Hotel

8.4 Very Good

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Holiday Inn Express Stirling

8.8 Excellent

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Stirling Highland Hotel

8.2 Very Good

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Broomhall Castle

8.3 Very Good

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Cook's of Stirling

8.3 Very Good

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  • “very clean”
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Hotel Colessio

8.7 Excellent

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Recommended in Stirling asked travelers...

How is tourism changing Stirling?

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. asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Stirling for food?

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!!!

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

The Wallace Monument is a must visit, and only 30 minutes away is Castle Doune, where all of the castle scenes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail were filmed. Stirling Castle is also an excellent visit.

Every place we have been u feel u actually no the staff as very friendly hav never known a place like stirlimg

Evoked my imagination and stirred me to investigate the local history

Italia Nostra, Baker Street

something for everyone.

Really good

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