Stirling is a small city in central
Scotland, gateway to the Highlands, popular
for its historic castle sitting high above
the city, and battlefields in the area.
The image below is of The Battle of
Bannockburn site. This was the most historic
battle in the history of Scotland 23rd – 24th
June 1314. The site is situated about 2 miles
south of Stirling Centre and Castle. Map / Reviews FK7
0LJ . Photo Tour Page.
The image below is from the street named
Albert Place with many old buildings and
churches. This is the road to Stirling centre
and Castle from the south past Bannockburn,
well sign posted all the way in. The road to
the left here is the Corn Exchange that leads
up to the Castle. The clock tower here is of
the Municipal Buildings.
The image below left is looking up Spittal
Street and St John Street, leading up to
The image right is looking up Broad Street
towards Stirling Castle. This is a one way
system, with cars going up St John Street to
the castle, and back down Broad Street.
The image below is of the historic
Stirling Castle from the large car park. This
is the top attraction in Stirling. From this
car park, it is only about a ten minute walk
down into Stirling centre for shopping,
longer back uphill. Stirling
Castle Photo Tour.
The image below left is of the Church of the
Holy Rude next to Stirling Castle, great
to visit, also with a large grave yard that
has fantastic views of the castle.
The image below centre is of Argyll's
Lodging also next to the castle, a 1600s
town house now open to the public as a
museum. This was the town house of the Earls
The image below right is of the Tolbooth
on Broad Street from 1705. This building was
extended in 1811 to also serve as a jail and
courthouse. Prisoners were held in the tower,
with the worst offenders hung outside. The
Tolbooth is now used for Music &
The image below left is of the Old Town Jail
situated on St John Street close to the
castle. The Jail was completed in 1847. You
can now take tours led by Living History
The image below centre is of Robert
Spittal's House 50 yards down from the Old
Town Jail, named after the tailor of James IV
in the early 1500s. The house was built in
1650, thought to be with money left by the
wealthy tailor to help the poor in Stirling.
The house was converted to flats in 1959.
The image below right is of the Municipal
Buildings at the bottom of Spittal Street on
the Corn Exchange, built in 1914. The
impressive clock tower can be seen from
around the town. The buildings house some
local council services.
The images below are of the three main
shopping streets in Stirling centre, King
Street left, Murry Place centre, and Port
Street right. It is a half mile walk from the
Castle down into the centre here. Map Listing
The building with the steeple on King
Street is the Athenaeum completed in 1816,
where the old market used to be. This
building originally served as a a merchant's
library and meeting house. It is now used as
The images below are on Albert Place, 50
yards east of the Municipal Buildings, with
the image on the left being the Holy Trinty
Church completed in 1878.
The image in the centre is the Albert Halls
entertainment venue for live shows and bands.
Hendersons Bistro is also situated in this
The image below right is of the Allan Park South
Church completed in 1886. The clock on
the tower was gifted to the Church in 1889 by
a Mr David Morton in memory of his wife.
The image below left is of the Old
Stirling Bridge built around 1500, situated
on the east side of Stirling, under one mile
from the castle. The older wooden bridge from
the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 is
situated a few hundred yards south. Only the
foundations remain of the older bridge under
water. This bridge from the 1500s was damaged
in 1745 during the Jacobite rebellion to
prevent the Highlanders crossing. There is
parking at both ends.
The image below right is of the Wallace
Monument situated 2 miles east of Stirling
Centre and Castle. The tower was completed in
1869 at 220ft high, now also one of the top
visitor attractions in Scotland. Wallace
Monument Photo Page.