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Mini guide to Stirling


Stirling has, for centuries, formed the crossroads between the lowlands and the highlands of Scotland. This strategic importance is borne witness by its imposing castle and the former battlefields in and around the city.

The one sight not to be missed is Stirling Castle. A witness to many sieges and battles between the English and Scottish, it was also the residence of Kings James IV and James V and a teenage Mary Queen of Scots. Stirling is also synonymous with William Wallace, of Braveheart fame, who defeated the English at the battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. Seen from miles around, the Victorian Wallace monument erected in his honour gives great views of Stirling and also houses Wallace's huge broadsword.

To get a real feel for Stirling's past take the Back Walk which begins at Rob Roy's statue near the Guildhall and follows the outside of the city walls, giving good vistas of the area, a glimpse of an old watchtower and a place where prisoners were hanged, before finishing at the castle.

Besides being a tourist centre, Stirling, is a large city in its own right. Thus, the city's eateries cater to all tastes from fine restaurants to pubs serving the traditional haggis with 'tatties and neep'. Likewise, shopping veers from tourist merchandise to high street shops and second-hand stores for students. The narrow streets of the old city abound with pubs where you can have a pint of beer or try a dram of local whisky.

Two miles from Stirling is a site which looms large in Scottish history - the filed where the Battle of Bannockburn was fought in 1314. Here Robert the Bruce's heavily outnumbered men crushed the English under Edward II and secured Scotland's independence. You can survey the battlefield and see the large statue of the Bruce which marks the Scottish position.

Frequent trains run between Glasgow and Stirling (a 45-minute ride) and between Edinburgh and Stirling (a 60-minute). If you're driving from Glasgow, head northeast along A80 to M80, from Edinburgh, head northwest along the M9. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh have international airports.

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Travelodge Stirling

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Stirling Highland Hotel

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