About Stirling

With a setting of mountains, rocky crags and the winding river Forth, Stirling is ‘the brooch which clasps together the Highlands and the Lowlands’.
The city is the gateway to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Scotland’s first national park.

‘He who holds Stirling holds Scotland’ – advice that fired William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Stirling was the battlefield of a young nation – experience the heritage today.

Fortress, royal palace, military garrison – Stirling Castle is Scotland’s second most popular castle.

The Old Town is like a walk through history – the Castle and the Church of the Holy Rude, mansions, town walls, graveyards and ghosts.

Two five-star and three four-star attractions ensure that the city is more than a day out.

Stirling is compact and pedestrian-friendly with nearly 100,000 people living in and around the city.

The city is a regional shopping destination where choice is the hundred stores of the Thistles Shopping Centre or the Victorian ambience of the Crawford Arcade and Bridge of Allan.

Stirling has all the buzz and cosmopolitan culture of a University city – two theatres, two cinemas, contemporary art galleries and live performance spaces.

For travellers the city is still at Scotland’s crossroads. Many visitors make Stirling their base to explore Scotland’s other cities and the Southern Highlands.

Add a city which welcomes nearly two million visitors a year to your itinerary.