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Stirling City Guide: Stirling tourist attractions

When you decide to come on your C-N-Do Scotland walking holiday why not add on a day or two at the beginning or end of your holiday and take some time to explore Stirling, Scotland’s newest city and also one of its most historic - a must for any visitor to Scotland.

The City of Stirling provides the perfect holiday base offering a combination of vibrant city life with proximity to Scotland’s First National Park and some of the most spectacular countryside Scotland has to offer.

Here’s just a small selection of some of the excellent visitor attractions Stirling has to offer.

Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s grandest castles with it’s imposing position and impressive architecture. One of the most popular visitor attractions in the country.

Open all year round.

Argyll's Lodging
Argyll's Lodging

Scotland’s finest surviving renaissance mansion. Argyll’s Lodging is Scotland’s most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse.

Open all year round.

National Wallace Monument
National Wallace Monument

An essential visit when in Stirling - all the drama of William Wallace’s campaign for Scottish freedom brought to life in a spectacular setting.

Open daily, all year round.

Stirling Old Town Jail
Stirling Old Town Jail

Experience the horror of life in a Victorian Jail, and meet some fascinating characters on an amazing live prison tour.

Open daily, all year round.

Bannockburn Memorial
Bannockburn Memorial

Discover more about one of the most important battles in Scottish History. Walk on the battlefield, visit the Heritage Centre with exhibition and A.V show.

Open daily, all year round.

The Beheading Stone
The Beheading Stone

A reminder of gruesome capital punishment in times past. The beheading stone in Stirling is thought to have witnessed the execution of various important figures.

Open daily, all year round.

Cambuskenneth Abbey
Cambuskenneth Abbey

In its day a famous house of Augustinian Canons, the scene of Robert the Bruce’s Parliament in 1326 and burial place of James III and his Queen.

Open view exterior only - summer only.

Church of the Holy Rude
Church of the Holy Rude

Medieval church in Stirling where James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scots was crowned in 1567 and John Knox preached the sermon.

Open daily Easter to 30th September.

Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Smith Art Gallery and Museum

The Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling hosts a wide variety of exhibitions including fine art, social history, cultural history and other subjects of local and national interest.

Open Tues - Sat 10.30am-5pm Sun 2-5pm

Stirling Accommodation

Looking for accommodation in Stirling? Try our list of suggested accommodation in Stirling - part of our Stirling City Guide.

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