Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum


This museum, set in the heart of Stirling Castle, traces the history of the regiment from 1794, including its famous defensive action in the Battle of Balaclava in 1854. Make sure you read the moving letters from the World Wars.

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1. Stirling Castle

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Hold Stirling and you control Scotland. This maxim has ensured that a fortress of some kind has existed here since prehistoric times. You cannot help…

2. Argyll's Lodging

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This elegant building is Scotland's most impressive 17th-century town house, built for a wealthy local merchant and later acquired by the Earl of Argyll…

3. Mar's Wark

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Mar's Wark (wark is an old Scots word for 'building') is the ornate facade of a Renaissance town house commissioned in 1569 by the wealthy earl of Mar,…

4. Cowane's Hospital

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Cowane’s Hospital was built as an almshouse in 1637 by the merchant John Cowane. It has been closed since 2015, but there are plans to restore the…

5. Church of the Holy Rude

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The Church of the Holy Rude has been the town’s parish church for 600 years; the infant James VI was crowned here in 1567, making it the only British…

6. Mercat Cross

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The Mercat Cross is topped with a unicorn (known as the 'Puggie'), and was once the focus of a bustling market.

7. Tolbooth


The Tolbooth, built in 1705 as the town's administrative centre, is now an arts venue.

8. Old Town Jail

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This impressive Victorian prison building lay derelict from the 1960s until 2015, when it was reopened as a visitor attraction. Costumed guides lead tours…