Church of the Holy Rude
The Church of the Holy Rude has been the town’s parish church for 600 years and James VI was crowned here in 1567. The nave and tower...
Behind the church is Cowane’s Hospital , built as an almshouse in 1637 by the merchant John Cowane.
Hold Stirling and you control Scotland. This maxim has ensured that a fortress of some kind has existed here since prehistoric times....
A warm welcome is guaranteed at Stirling’s oldest pub (1733), a spot redolent with atmosphere, what with its log fire, vaulted back room...
Solidly set on a corner above the Mercat Cross and below the castle, this elegant Scottish-Austrian restaurant is a reliable and popular...
Castle Wynd · interesting places nearby
Argyll's Lodging information
Complete with turrets, spectacular Argyll's Lodging is the most impressive 17th-century town house in Scotland and you'll find it by the castle, at the top of Castle Wynd. It's the former home of William Alexander, Earl of Stirling and noted literary figure. It has been tastefully restored and gives an insight into lavish, 17th-century aristocratic life.