Top Choice Castle in Stirling

Stirling Castle

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 drawing parallels with Edinburgh Castle, but many find Stirling's…
Interpretation Centre in Stirling

Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Robert the Bruce's defeat of the English army on 24 June 1314 at Bannockburn established Scotland as a separate nation.The Bannockburn Heritage Centre uses interactive technology to bring the battle to life. The hig…
Church in Stirling

Church of the Holy Rude

The Church of the Holy Rude has been the town’s parish church for 600 years; the infant King James VI was crowned here in 1567, making it the only British church still in daily use to have witnessed a royal coronati…
Historic Building in Stirling

Argyll's Lodging

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 when he thought that King Charles II might use Stirling Castle…
Museum in Stirling

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 th…
Library in Dunblane

Leighton Library

The musty old Leighton Library, dating from 1684, is the oldest purpose-built library in Scotland. There are 4500 books in 90 languages.
Historic Building in Stirling

Cowane's Hospital

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 building and open it to the public once again.
Church in Dunblane

Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral is a superbly elegant example of Gothic architecture – the lower parts of the bell tower date from the 11th century, the rest mainly from the 13th century, though it was all restored in late Victo…
Castle in Stirling Region

Castle Campbell

Castle Campbell is one of central Scotland's most dramatically situated castles, on a spur between two deep, wooded ravines known as the Burn of Sorrow and the Burn of Care. A former stronghold of the Dukes of Argyl…
Monument in Stirling

National Wallace Monument

Perched high on a crag above the floodplain of the River Forth, this Victorian monument is so Gothic it deserves circling bats and croaking ravens. In the shape of a medieval tower, it commemorates William Wallace, …