Yes, Edinburgh may be iconic, and Glasgow may be Scotland’s cultural hub, but have you ever been to Stirling?
If you’re searching for a serious serving of Scottish culture, look no further than the beautiful city of Stirling. Built on the winding bends of the River Forth, Stirling may be a small city, but it boasts a big history! If its tangle of ancient streets could talk, they’d certainly have some stories to tell. Our 3-hour Stirling City trip provides the perfect opportunity to hear them all.
There are endless sites to see and enjoy in Stirling; first and foremost, the city is overshadowed by the imposing Stirling Castle, which has dominated the landscape from its Castle Hill vantage point for over 900 years. As arguably one of the most important castles in Scotland, both architecturally and historically, the fortress played a pivotal role in the Scottish Wars of Independence.
Or perhaps you’re looking for the traditional areas of Stirling? We know just the place to take you! The Old Town area, or “Top of the Town” as it’s known by locals, survives surprisingly intact from its ancient origins in the early 1100’s. A visit to the likes of the Church of the Holy Rude, the parish church dating from 15th century, still active today, where infant King James VI was crowned, Argyll’s Lodging and the infamous Old Town Jail, a favourite haunt of Jock “The Happy Hangman” Rankin! If you’re brave enough to venture inside, their observation tower is THE place to get unforgettable view of Stirling Castle, so make sure you bring your cameras with you.
Of course, these are all just suggestions of the many great attractions Stirling has to offer hungry adventurers like yourself. What you see is completely up to you! Just let our team know what your interests are, and we’ll design the perfect 3-hour Stirling City trip for you and your guests; packed full with deep diving information on each stop, plenty of hidden gems and of course, some remarkable memory-making along the way!
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