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Stirlingshire attractions & tourist information
Find places to visit and things to do in Stirlingshire with these visitor guides.
Ben Ledi: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Mountains & Hills
Ben Ledi is an 879-metre high mountain in the lower Scottish Highlands. It can be found 5 miles north-west of the popular country village of Callander in the Trossachs National Park. The Trossachs are famous not just for their mountain ranges but also for their lochs which include the mighty Loch Lomond – one of the most scenic bodies of water in the United Kingdom.
Blair Drummond Safari Park: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Zoos & Animals
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is Scotland’s only safari park. The family-friendly attraction is home to over 350 animals, many of which are free to roam the 120-acre estate. Visitors can enjoy a drive through several animal enclosures before entering a large animal-themed adventure park.
Burncrooks Reservoir: Complete Visitor Guide
Burncrooks reservoir is a man-made body of water that offers a picturesque walk as part of the John Muir Way between Balloch and Strathblane. There is a rough track that circles the reservoir and visitors can easily deviate onto single-track roads that cut through woodland alongside other bodies of water.
Days Out in Stirlingshire: Best Things to Do for Families
Located in the middle of Scotland, Stirlingshire provides a wide variety of fun things to do for the whole family. From the historic Stirling Castle to the peaceful Trossachs National Park, this amazing county has plenty to offer all ages. In this article, you’ll discover the best family-friendly activities in Stirlingshire, from visiting ancient castles to pedalling through the countryside, as well as a couple of indoor attractions for those days when it’s too wet to enjoy the great outdoors.
Doune Castle: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Castles
The medieval Doune Castle is one of the best-preserved curtain wall fortresses in Scotland. It has been made famous for its use in films including Outlander, Game of Thrones and Monty Python. Discover what it’s like to visit this famous historic attraction with this guide which includes an overview and handy visiting tips.
Glen Ogle: Complete Visitor Guide
Glen Ogle lies in a particularly scenic area of Stirlingshire, 2 miles northwest of the village of Lochearnhead. The Glen is a popular tourist destination thanks to the Sustrans Route 7 which offers a superb cycle and walking route through the glen, where stunning views are on offer from Loch Earn to the Glen Ogle railway viaduct and beyond.
Inchmahome Priory: Complete Visitor Guide
Inchmahome Priory is a ruined monastic sanctuary located in an idyllic setting on an island in the lake at Port of Menteith, Stirlingshire. The historic attraction is managed by Historic Environment Scotland and is open to the public for self-guided tours. Discover Inchmahome Priory with this complete visitor guide.
Loch Katrine: Complete Visitor Guide
Loch Katrine is a freshwater loch situated in the heart of the Trossachs national park within the county of Perthshire. This famous body of water is 8 miles long and 1 mile wide, and in addition to being a popular destination for local day-trippers it is frequently visited by tourists due to its wide range of facilities. Loch Katrine features a superb cycle and walking path on its northern side, an excellent visitor centre, and daily pleasure cruises from Trossachs Pier on its southern end to Stronachlachar at its northern end.
Rob Roy Way from Callander: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Trails & Routes
The Rob Roy Way is an 80-mile walking and cycling route between Drymen in Central Scotland and Pitlochry in Perthshire. This part of the route runs through the town of Callander to the village of Strathyre on attractive paths that border rivers, lochs, steep hills and open glens. The trail is flat and level so it offers an enjoyable day out for all abilities and ages, but the more adventurous can take detours to enjoy the glassy expanse of Loch Lubnaig and the tumbling waters of the Falls of Leny before continuing on to a well-deserved drink at Lochearnhead.
Stirling Castle: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Castles
Stirling Castle sits on top of Castle Hill in the historic city of Stirling where it has served as both a military fort and royal palace for over 900 years. Today, it is managed by Historic Environment Scotland and features guided and self-guided tours. Discover Stirling Castle with this article which includes an overview, visiting advice, and 360° photos.
The Bracklinn Falls: Complete Visitor Guide
The Bracklinn Falls are a series of waterfalls situated within thick woodland near Callander in Central Scotland. Visitors to the site can follow a popular walking trail that follows the Keltie Water which offers close-up views of the falls. Discover the Bracklinn Falls with this complete visitor guide.
The Devil’s Pulpit: Complete Visitor Guide
The Devil’s Pulpit is a deep sandstone gorge hidden amongst the woodland and rolling fields of Finnich Glen, around 14 miles north of Glasgow. This geological curiosity earned its name from an unusual rock outcrop that legend says was the site of sermons given by the devil, perhaps inspired by the fact that the swirling waters beneath it are blood red in appearance.
The Falkirk Wheel: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Family Attractions
The Falkirk Wheel is situated 23 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow. As the world’s only rotating boat lift it has become a popular tourist attraction since opening in 2002. The wheel lifts boats 115 feet into the air between Scotland’s Forth & Clyde and Union canals and visitors can experience it in action on a 60-minute journey across both waterways. Discover the Falkirk Wheel with this complete visitor guide.
The Falls of Dochart: Complete Visitor Guide
The Falls of Dochart are a series of waterfalls on the River Dochart in the village of Killin, Perthshire. Find out everything you need to know about visiting the Falls of Dochart with this visitor guide which includes a 360° virtual tour, an overview, visiting advice, and a photo slideshow.
The Kelpies, Falkirk: Complete Visitor GuideTag: Family Attractions
The Kelpies are two 30-metre steel sculptures of horse heads that stand in a custom-built extension of the Forth and Clyde canal near Falkirk. The sculptures are based on Clydesdale horses that were used extensively for heavy farming and industrial work in the 18th and 19th centuries, but they also represent water kelpies, which are prevalent in Scottish mythology.
The National Wallace Monument: Complete Visitor Guide
For over 150 years The National Wallace Monument has fascinated visitors with its exhibits that tell the story of Sir William Wallace. The monument is situated on a hill overlooking Stirling and stunning views of the surrounding countryside can be seen from the top-level viewing platform. Inside the monument are a series of rooms that feature interactive displays about Wallace and his battles, while a café and gift shop can be found at the attraction’s entrance.
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