Places to Visit in Stirling

If you are looking at What to do in Stirling you will not be disappointed especially if you are interested in events that played a major part in Scotland's history.

There is a great choice of Things to Do in Stirling and the Forth Valley area with nationally important visitor attractions particularly around the Scottish Wars of Independence in the early 1300s. Up to recent times Stirling was the lowest crossing point on the River Forth, with Stirling Castle standing guard over the crossing point.

Your Stirling what to do list must include a visit to the monument of Scotland's National hero William Wallace that inspired the Hollywood block buster, Brave Heart starring Mel Gibson. There is also Stirling Castle with its magnificently reconstructed Royal rooms which is highly recommended.

We would recommend that you take your time your time to compile your Stirling What to do list choosing the things to do in Stirling, by adding each to your trip planner which includes its location and directions if required via Google maps.


Stirling Castle

There's more than ever to see and do at Stirling Castle with the newly refurbished Argyll Lodgings and many other impressive buildings to explore.

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Deanston Distillery

Deanston Distillery 8 miles from Stirling, rests in the bank of the River Teith, with the stunning Trossachs countryside and Ben Ledi close by...

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The Hippodrome

The grand picture palace, AKA The Hippodrome is open 6 days a week screening the best major new releases. A rare example of pre art-deco architecture.

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Invent Scottish Tours want to take you on a journey of History and Tales from Edinburgh to the Glens. Whether it’s a scenic tour or a tour with history, myths and legends that interests you, we've got it. Let us amaze and entertain you with our knowledge on this beautiful Country that we share.

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Dollar Museum

Set up in 1988, it occupies two floors of an early 19th century woollen mill and presents many interesting artefacts from the local area.

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The Pineapple

One of Scotland's most intriguing architectural wonders is the beautifully built Pineapple built in 1761 as a folly and used as a garden retreat.

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The Dunblane Heritage Trail

Here we have put together a short trail with the assistance of the Dunblane Local History Society with special thanks to Janice Ainsley.

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The Famous Grouse Experience

Glenturret is the home to The Famous Grouse Experience – a unique, interactive whisky experience – and spiritual home of the brand. Now an award winning five–star visitor attraction, with distillery tours, fantastic dining options and whisky nosing and tasting classes, it is the perfect day out.

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The National Wallace Monument, Stirling

Stirling’s famous landmark where visitors discover the life and legacy of the patriot and martyr Sir William Wallace. See Wallace's legendary battle-sword and enjoy panoramic views from the Crown.

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Callendar House

Situated amidst magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories spanning 600 years of Scottish history...

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The Bridge of Allan Heritage Trail

Follow the footsteps to take you on a short trail covering the town’s early history, and the places that influenced Robert Louis Stevenson

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BOA Deli one of the Stirling Shops

Allan Water Brewery

At Allanwater Brewhouse we give you the chance to see - and taste - the craft of brewing in action, at our modern visitor centre...

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The Church of the Holy Rude

The Church of the Holy Rude is one of the finest medieval buildings in Scotland, its construction dating back to the early 15th century...

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Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

You haven't seen Stirling until you have seen 'The Smith' - It's the soul of Stirling...

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Stirling Old Town Tour

Let the local guides take you on a journey through the curious nooks and crannies of the Burgh revealing some of Stirling's strangest tales. Excellent

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Alloa tower by Stirling

Alloa Tower

Dating back to the 15thC it was the ancestral home of the Earls of Mar & was extensively altered in the early 18thC by the 6th Earl of Mar...

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Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway Museum

The museum has 850ft of tracks on which stand a variety of vehicles, regular special events and journeys such as 'A Day Out With Thomas'...

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Cowane's Hospital

View the grandeur of the Guildhall or enjoy the sunshine beside one of Scotland's oldest bowling greens...

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Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral, built upon a Christian site first established by Saint Blane around the year 600, is one of the few surviving medieval churches...

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Royal Burrough of Culross by Stirling

The Royal Burgh of Culross

The Royal Burgh of Culross was a thriving community in the 16th and 17th C with mines, iron works and salt panning...

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Bannockburn Heritage Centre

The site of Scotland's great victory. Robert the Bruce defeated the army of Edward II in 1314. The greatest step in Scotland's battle for independence

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