Walking in Stirling


Walking in Stirling is one of the best ways to explore the dramatic scenery and endless amounts of history on offer.

Around Stirling there are lots of places to go for a day out in the surrounding countryside. If you only have an hour or two, there are plenty of short Stirling walks on your doorstep. In Stirling you are spoiled for choice with scenic walks, hill walks, country walks, cliff top paths, woodland and waterfall walks, the ghost walk and walks around Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.

Here are two of our favourite walks; the Wallace Monument and the Abbey Craig is a lovely scenic walk around Stirling Castle, the old town walls of Stirling, the Back Walk and the Gowan hill. The walk provides wonderful views over to the Campsie Fells, Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi, Stuc a’Chroin and Ben Vorlich.

The second is Stirling Ghost Walk, a spooky guided tour of Stirling’s historic old town, mixing drama, comedy and storytelling. Meet Jock Rankin the Happy Hangman, Blind Alick Lyon, Auld Staney Breeks, the Green Lady and a host of other worthies.

So if you’re planning a walking holiday in Stirling why not stay in a pub? Pubs are a great alternative to hotels and traditional B&Bs giving visitors a special experience incomparable to your average hotel. Pubs don’t just offer a warm comfortable bed after a long day walking, but also offer delicious food and drink combined with the chance to socialise with locals and other walkers.

With all the modern features such as flat screen TVs, Freeview, WiFi, comfortable bedding and tea and coffee making facilities, you’ll be able to sit back and relax in your room after a long day out. In the evening choose from a range of home cooked dishes, from pub classics to meals with a twist. Meals are prepared by excellent chefs who use only the freshest locally sourced ingredients to give you a real taste of Stirling.

In the evenings there’s plenty to keep you busy, with pubs offering a warm fire in the winter or a beer garden in the summer, you can relax after dinner with a pint of real ale. Staying in a pub in Stirling offers walkers the chance to find their own piece of paradise with many areas untouched and unspoilt.

For more information on what there is to explore when walking in Stirling, check out our Things to Do page.

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