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Combining historic attractions with dramatic scenery, visit Stirling for a fantastic place to explore. Take a trip to Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s most historically important sites and meet the costumed characters in the roles of bodyguards, court officials and servants who will welcome you into 16th century life. Stirling also has Scotland’s first National Park, The Lochmond and Trossachs National Park, which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and majestic woods. For those who love to explore the great outdoors, the National Park is a wonderful natural playground, where you will find wild scenery, beautiful lakes and sprawling glens. There are various walking trails and paths in the National Park, as well as the opportunity to go kayaking, wind surfing or sailing on Loch Lomond.
Stirling is a great place to go if you are a keen angler, there are lots of fishing spots in the National Park, as well as a string of trout lochs in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Traditional Scottish boat fishing for trout is available in majestic surroundings.
If you are into your history, you can discover more about Scotland’s vibrant past with a visit to the battleground of Bannockburn. Cared for by the National Trust, The Battle of Bannockburn experience allows visitors to relive the action with cutting-edge 3D technology. Outside, you can explore and admire the restored commemorative monuments, including the statue of Robert the Bruce.
More information on things to do and places to visit whilst in Stirling, can be found here.