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Stirling Walking Tours

Discover the Secrets of Stirling's Old Town. Let our local guides take you on a journey through the curious nooks and crannies of the Burgh, revealing some of Stirling's strangest tales. Stirling Walking Tours offer a unique mix of comedy, drama and storytelling as costumed tour guides bring the Old Town to life.

Stirling Ghosts

Stirling Ghostwalk is a guided tour of Stirling's historic Old Town, led by actors in the guise of the spooks themselves, mixing drama, comedy and storytelling. Meet Jock Rankin (the Happy Hangman), Blind Alick Lyon, Auld Staney Breeks, the mysterious and deadly Green Lady and a host of other worthies and weirdies.

Stirling City Bus Tours

You can learn all about Stirling on an open top bus tour, complete with audio commentary. Your ticket lasts all day, so leave and rejoin the bus at any of the stops along the route.

The Falkirk Wheel

Reconnecting the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh and opened by British Waterways in December 1999, the Falkirk Wheel is the centrepiece to the Millennium Link canal project.

Argaty Red Kites on the Braes of Doune

Red kites are back in Central Scotland after 130 years. Come and see these wonderful birds at Lerrocks farm just north of Stirling.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffes, Zebras, Lions, Tigers, Bears, Chimps, Ostrich, Meerkats, Camels, Antelope, Bison. Blairdrummond Safari Park near Stirling provides great value and a wonderful day out for the family.

Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

Experience a journey on board a restored steam train, along the shores of the River Forth to Birkhill where you can explore the Avon Gorge and Birkhill Fireclay Mine.

Callendar House - Falkirk

Explore 600 years of Scottish History with a visit to one of Scotland's finest country houses. Within the house, actors in period costume re-create the 1825 Kitchen, Printer's and Clockmaker's Workshops of the early 19th Century, the Georgian Garden and a General Store.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Scotland's First National Park was officially opened by Princess Anne on 24th July 2002. Loch Lomond Shores, the principal gateway to the national park, is near to Stirling and just off the A82, about 18 miles North West of Glasgow.

Inchmahome Priory

Visit the island of Inchmahome and the ruin of this beautiful 13th century Priory that has links with Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots

Castle Campbell at Dollar Glen

An atmospheric, 15th Century fortress at the head of Dollar Glen. The 60 foot high tower dates from the latter part of the 15th Century, later additions were added in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Dunblane Cathedral

A Cathedral building of great antiquity and once a leading ecclesiastical centre. The Celts originally founded the church of St Blane here in the seventh century.

Doune Castle

The best preserved medieval castle in Scotland lies South of where the River Teith and the Ardoch Burn meet.

Tower Houses

Many noble men built their family strongholds in Clackmannanshire so that they could be in close proximity to the Royal Court at Stirling.

Bridge of Allan

One of the most beautiful villages in Scotland and only 3 miles from Stirling. There are a lot of things to do in Bridge of Allan and some great independent shops and restaurants.

Stirling University

Opened in 1967 on the Airthrey estate and regarded by many as the most beautiful campus in the country. Also visit Airthrey Castle and the Hermitage.

The Dunmore Pineapple

Set in 16 acres of garden and woodlands. The 14m high, stone pineapple was designed as a garden retreat in 1732.

The Scottish Wool Centre

You will find the Scottish Wool Centre In the heart of the Trossachs. Discover the story of Scottish Wool, visit the Spinner's Cottage and try your hand at making wool into yarn in the traditional way.

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