Introducing Stirling Region
Stirling is one of those regions central Scotland specialises in. It provides a taste of both lowlands and Highlands; has a staggering share of landmark battlegrounds; is peppered with castles and tales of legendary figures; and contains a slice of natural beauty that will literally leave you gasping. And all that packed cheek by jowl into such a small and delightful area.
The capital, also named Stirling, controlled the main route into the Highlands and its strategic location meant it was the stage for some of Scotland’s crucial battles of independence against the repressive English. The region was home to Rob Roy, and the legendary exploits of this champion of the poor still echo around the southern border of the Highlands.
The region has lured walkers and climbers since Victorian times, and the forests and wildlife in this unique environment are protected as part of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.