Stirling is situated at the mouth of the Firth of Forth and this strategic location made it one of Scotland’s most historically important sites, known as the gateway to the Highlands. The ancient market town has cobbled streets which wind up to the magnificent Castle with Royal Palace, perched high upon a rocky outcrop and offering marvellous views of the royal town and surrounding countryside.
Home to the Stuart royal family and where Mary Queen of Scots was crowned, it was here that the Scottish Royals fought to keep their power, despite victories in the battles of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn. Regimental Museum in grounds.
We visit the Castle from 11am when you will be able to explore at leisure, having the rest of the day to spend as you choose. The Wallace Monument overlooks the site of the victorious battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 when William Wallace become the country’s national hero.