Stirling town guide
Stirling is dominated by its forbidding castle, which runs down to the Old Town. The castle recalls the grandeur of the court of the Stewart monarchs of Scotland. The architecture is outstanding, the great hall and the Chapel Royal being amongst the highlights.
The Wallace Monument commemorates Scotland's greatest freedom fighter, Sir William Wallace (1267-1305). This Victorian Gothic tower was opened in 1869 having been funded by public subscription.
Loch Lomond is not far away by hire car. Take a sail to one of the islands on this beautiful Loch. You can also take a morning sail through some of Britain's most beautiful and unspoilt scenery from Trossachs Pier to Stronachlachar on Loch Katrine.
Go to see the Falkirk Wheel and take a ride on the world's first and only rotating boatlift, which re-connects the Union canal with the Forth and Clyde canals.
For anyone interested in birdlife, Red kites are back in Central Scotland after 130 years. Go to see these wonderful birds at Lerrocks farm just north of Stirling. Here you can visit Central Scotland's only red kite feeding station where visitors can watch these exciting birds and their spectacular flying.