Stirling’s Top Attractions

Ancient castles, battlefields and national heroes

Walk in the footsteps of legends

Walk in the footsteps of legends

With so much to see and do in Stirling it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve put together a list of our most popular Stirling attractions below. Of course – you need to explore the royal history of Stirling Castle, relive Robert the Bruce’s momentous experience at the Battle of Bannockburn Experience, or climb the iconic National Wallace Monument. However you can also see the world’s oldest football at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, explore the Medieval Old Town or hang out with the monkeys at Blair Drummond Safari Park!

Around Stirling

Easily accessible by road and rail Stirling is on the doorstep of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park as well as a string of vibrant local towns and villages. It’s worth visiting Dunblane Cathedral, Deanston Distillery or Doune Castle made infamous in recent years as the set location for Outlander.


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  • From Adult £14.00

    Stirling Castle

    There’s now more than ever to see and do at Stirling Castle. Cross the threshold into the Castle’s Royal Palace and enter an exciting world of plots, passion and intrigue with our costumed performers. A new exhibition focuses on some of the the Castle’s fascinating archaeology including the the Stirling skeltons. There’s also lots for […]

  • From Adult £9.99

    The National Wallace Monument

    A national landmark – a national hero.   Stirling’s renowned landmark, commemorating the life of Sir William Wallace and overlooking the scene of his greatest victory, at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, in 1297.   Inside the Monument you can visit the Hall of Arms to learn the story of how the Battle of Stirling […]

  • From £11 Adult

    The Battle of Bannockburn experience

    The brand new Battle of Bannockburn experience puts you in the heart of the action. Take your place on the battlefield. Stand face-to-face with fearless medieval warriors. Witness two opposing kings – Robert the Bruce and Edward II – whose tactics in 1314 changed the path of Scotland’s history, forever. With cutting edge 3D technology, […]

  • From £6.50

    Stirling Old Town Jail

    Open from 1 July - 10 September experience the highly praised performance tours, telling the story of the Old Town Jail itself. Visitors can also explore the cells and visit the stunning observation tower with the best views over the city.

  • Church of the Holy Rude

    Founded in 12th century, the Church of the Holy Rude is the second oldest building in Stirling. The church occupies a magnificent location on the shoulder of the city’s highest hill and thanks to the short proximity to Stirling Castle it played a unique place in history. It was here that James VI was crowned […]

  • The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum

    The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum traces over 200 years of one of Scotland’s elite military regiments – The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Housed in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland, visitors to the Museum can see a rich collection of material from all around the world. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum […]

  • Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park

    Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is situated approximately 4 miles from Stirling on the A84 heading towards Doune. Set in 120 acres of beautiful woodland, the Safari Park has many attractions and features to appeal to visitors of all ages. In the drive through reserves you can get up close to camels, zebras, rhinos, […]

  • From £6 for Adults (Kids £4)

    Stirling Ghostwalk

    The Stirling Ghostwalk has been the historic Old Town’s prime provider of chills and chuckles for twenty eight years – entertaining thousands of locals and visitors to the wynds and vennels of the Castle Rock with its Luxury Travel Guide award-winning mix of comedy, drama and storytelling. Meet ‘The Happy Hangman’ – 18th-century executioner, Jock […]

  • From £8

    Deanston Distillery

    Deanston is an artisan whisky, one that is crafted the traditional way. All of our whiskies are unchill-filtered which means that nothing is added and nothing is taken away. Unless, of course, you count the time, devotion and commitment that goes into every bottle. There is only one thing that compares to creating the perfect […]

  • From Adults: £10 Concessions £8

    Stirling Walking Tours

    Stirling Walking Tours VisitScotland Thistle Award Regional Finalist 2015/16: BEST OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE Private and group sightseeing tours of Stirling’s historic Old Town. Discover the secrets of the Royal Burgh! Our tours offer a mix of storytelling and history with local guides! Enjoy an entertaining journey round the sites, stories and secrets of the historic Old […]

  • Free Admission

    The Smith Art Gallery & Museum

    If Stirling is Scotland’s heart, the Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum is Stirling’s soul. All of the special objects and paintings relating to the history and culture of Stirling and Stirlingshire are gathered here, and the Smith’s main purpose is to collect, record, interpret and show the story of Stirling to the world, and […]

  • Dunblane Cathedral

    Dunblane Cathedral is a beautiful medieval church in Dunblane which dates as far back as the 12th century. Dunblane Cathedral receives high but well earned praise for a building smaller than some English parish churches, lacking the architectural flourishes and cohesion of most other cathedrals; and one which only narrowly survived the threat of demolition […]

  • From Adults £4.75

    Briarlands Farm

    Briarlands Farm is now open all year round! Our new farmer’s den family friendly tea room serves hot and cold food using local suppliers and home baking.  It has a little trikes frame and activity area to keep children busy, whatever the weather. The great outdoor fun yard will keep children and adults entertained all day long. Jumping […]

  • From £12.50pp in a group of 4

    Wild Biking Scotland

    Wild Biking Scotland provides memorable mountain biking experiences in the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Based in Aberfoyle, within 90 minutes of Glasgow and Edinburgh, the company caters for individuals, families and groups wanting to explore Scotland’s Great Outdoors on a bike. Sessions run from 2 hours to a full day and […]

  • Dunblane Museum

    First established in 1943, Dunblane Museum in the Cathedral Square is a fascinating free attraction, maintained by public donations. Some of the display rooms are barrel vaulted chambers built in 1624 for the Dean of the cathedral.  Recently refurbished our rooms follow four main themes: Pre Reformation Post Reformation Life & Times in Dunblane War […]

  • From Days walks from £35

    C-N-Do Scotland

    Come and share our passion for Scotland. Guided, independent and ‘Specially for You’ trips in all the best walking countryside and hard to find places. Qualified, sympathetic, fun guides lead you through the highlands and islands, ways and trails, or wilderness mountains. Sustainable environmental sensitivity is our ethos and our aim is to help you achieve […]

  • The Tolbooth

    Once the hub of civic life and justice, the Tolbooth has reinvented itself as a 21st century arts and performance space. Visitors are free to explore the historic building and take the lift to the rooftop viewing gallery with some of the best views over the Old Town. Originally the Tolbooth was the court and […]

  • Free

    The Kings Knot

    Once a royal hunting forest, King’s Park is now the city’s most popular green space.  A curiosity within the Park is the grassy mound known as the King’s Knot. The area was laid out around 1630 as a royal garden. The mound itself may be older. Recent work conducted by Glasgow University unveiled the circular […]

  • Free

    Old Stirling Bridge

    Old Stirling Bridge lies downstream from its even older and more famous ancestor – where in 1297 William Wallace’s men defeated the English troops as they attempted to cross. The original bridge stood around 150 meters up river from where this bridge now stands. Built in the 1500s, the stone bridge was originally designed to […]

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