The Royal Burgh of Stirling

Stirling Attractions and things to see and do in Stirling for visitors. We have an insiders guide to the City of Stirling Scotland with information on must see attractions and activities when visiting Stirling and the surrounding area. These include some of the best attractions and things to do in Scotland

Stirling is a must-see city with a selection of world class heritage attractions and amazing, historic sites, including the Old Town with perhaps the finest concentration of medieval buildings in Scotland.

Be amazed by the stunning stronghold of Stirling Castle, step back into the world of the Royal Court and explore the apartments in the Castle’s Renaissance Palace restored to how they may have looked in the mid –1500’s. Feel the spirit of Scotland at the National Wallace Monument or Bannockburn, the site of her famous victory in 1314. The new state of the art Battle of Bannockburn experience put you in the heart of the action.

As well as bursting with history, Stirling is packed full of things to see and do. Stirling is a compact city small enough to walk around. Enjoy unforgettable attractions, great shopping facilities, from modern retail centres to a Victorian arcade, a farmers market to elegant boutiques and independent shops. Sample some superb local produce in one of the many cafes, pubs and restaurants.

We have compiled a list of fantastic things to see and do when visiting Stirling including a few hidden gems off the tourist path!

Stirling Land of Legends & Heroes

Stirling is a deeply historic Royal Burgh, dominated by the cliff-top fortress and royal palace of Stirling Castle, grandest of all Scottish castles.

Here too is the dramatic National Wallace Monument, celebrating Scotland’s national hero, Sir William Wallace. And in 1314, Scotland won its independence, at the Battle of Bannockburn. There is so much to see and do when visiting Stirling. this is a list of Stirling Attractions Scotland and some great things to do in Scotland

Stirling Castle

Visit arguably Scotland’s finest castle. Enter the world of renaissance Scotland and the royal court at the magnificent Stirling Castle. A great day out for all the family.

Stirling Old Town Jail

Lots of fun for all the family at the Old Town Jail.Come and see around a real Victorian Jail. Opens June 2017.

National Wallace Monument

Hear the story behind William Wallace, Scotland’s National hero.

Forget Braveheart, find out about the real battle of Stirling Bridge. Climb the 246 steps to the top and take in the stunning views towards the Trossachs & beyond.

Battle of Bannockburn Experience

Explore this brand new state of the art interactive attraction which puts you in the heart of the action with this amazing 3D experience.

You can play in a war game and recreate the actual Battle of Bannockburn great fun and well worth a visit, you won’t have seen anything like before.

Cowane's Hospital

Wonderful building packed full of character.

Built between 1637 and 1649 as an Almshouse for decayed members of the guild of merchants. It has been used as a guildhall, schoolhouse, hospital and recently artists’ studios.

Church of Holy Rude

This Historic church is the second oldest building in Stirling and one of only two churches in the UK to have held a coronation and still function as a church today. Well worth a visit.

Argylls Lodging

Superb 17th century townhouse with lavish interiors.

Access via guided tours which are included as part of your entrance fee at Stirling Castle

Smith Art Gallery

A treasure house of Stirling’s history, art and artefacts, it’s an essential attraction to visit when in Stirling and offers free entry too!

Stirling Ghost Walk

Fear fun and frights for all the family. The legendary Stirling GhostWalk is full of tales from beyond the grave

Stirling Tolbooth

Fantastic arts and culture venue in the heart of Stirling Old Town. Stirling’s leading venue for music, performance, and exhibitions

Cambuskenneth Abbey

This hidden gem was one of the more important abbeys in Scotland. Located next to the River Forth, it’s a great place for a picnic.

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum

The Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments – The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Housed in Stirling Castle, and included in the castle entrance fee.

Near Stirling:

Blairdrummond Safari & Adventure Park

Award winning family day out . Loads to see and do Spot Lions, Rhinos and Giraffs few, in the drive through safari!

Enjoy Sea Lion and Bird of Prey shows, a boat trip around Chimp Island, lemur land, petting farm and elephant habitat – all included in the price of admission

Deanston Distillery

Unique up close and personal intimate distillery tours in the historic former cotton mill in the historic village of Deanston on the banks of the River Teith.

Briarlands Farm

Great Fun for the kids! Go karts, the maze, castles in the sand, swings and much more. the farmer’s den family friendly tea room serves hot and cold food using local suppliers and home baking.

Doune Castle

A hidden gem, this is a fantastic castle and a must see for Monty Python and game of Thrones fans. Amazing views to the mountains of the Trossachs from the roof terrace.

Allanwater Brewhouse

The hub of brewing in Bridge of Allan. You can enjoy many fine local beers and a comfortable Scottish atmosphere Enjoy the friendly bar, take a FREE tour of our facilities

Loch Katrine Experience

Enjoy an inspiring scenic cruise on Loch Katrine on the historic steamship Sir Walter Scott. Amazing loch and mountain views and the best way to see the Trossachs

Heartland Travel

Acclaimed small group coach bus tours of Scotland from Stirling. Friendly local guides. Voted No1 on Trip Advisor

Go Ape

Popular tree top adventure course in the Forest near Aberfoyle. Includes the UK’s longest Zip slide, ideal for kids aged 10 or over!

For more information on Stirling attractions see Destination Stirling