Stirling is a small City in central
Scotland, 25 miles north of Glasgow, 36
miles northwest of Edinburgh, gateway to the
Highlands, popular for its historic Castle
sitting high above the City, and Battlefields
in the area.
Hop On Hop Off Bus Tours run
in summer to Stirling Castle City west side,
Wallace Monument 2 miles northeast,
and Battle of Bannockburn site 2 miles
Click On Map for area
Camping & Touring Parks in
The image top is of the Corn Exchange in
Stirling leading to the City centre. There are
Statues here of the Outlaw - Rob Roy
MacGregor, and Poet - Robert Burns.
The Clock Tower is part of Council Buildings,
built in 1914.
King Street is in the City centre, where
most of the Shops, Cafes, and Restaurants can
be found. The Building with the Steeple is the
Athenaeum, completed in 1816, where the Old
Market used to be. This Building originally
served as a Merchant's Library, now used as
Broad Street is uphill from King Street
towards Stirling Castle, with the Tolbooth from
1705, now used for Events such as Music and
Stirling Old Town Jail
is on John Street, next to Broad Street, open
for Tours in Summer. This Jail was completed in
1847 to replace the Tolbooth as the City
Church is at the top of John Street and
Broad Street, built from the 1100s, with most
of what can be seen today built from the 1400s.
The Grounds of the Church are also worth
exploring, with some of the top spots for
Photos of Stirling Castle.
Lodging is next to Holy Rude Church and
Stirling Castle, built in the 1600s for the
Earls of Stirling and Argyll, sometimes open
Stirling Castle is next to Holy Rude Church,
sitting high above the City with great views
over the City, north to Stirling Bridge, and
northeast to the Wallace Monument.
Stirling Castle was built from the
1100s, with much of what can be seen today
built between 1371 and 1603.
The Portcullis is a
Hotel / Bar Diner next to Stirling Castle.
Stirling Bridge is about 1 mile north of
Stirling Centre, built around 1500. The older
Wooden Bridge from the Battle of Stirling
Bridge in 1297 is 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
The Wallace Monument is 2 miles northeast
of Stirling centre, completed in 1869 at 220ft
high, one of the top visitor attractions in
The Battle of Bannockburn Museum is 2
miles south of Stirling centre, with a large
Monument, Statue of King Robert the Bruce on a
Horse, and 3D Movies that take you into this
famous Battle of 1314.
Club is on the west side of Stirling,
beneath Stirling Castle. The Club was founded
in 1869, with the Course built on land used by
Scots Kings and Queens for Hunting, also a good
spot for Photos of Stirling Castle.