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Stirling Castle, Scotland

A stay in a Stirling hotel takes you to Scotland’s natural gateway, where the soil was once as rich in the blood of English invaders as it now is in tourists asking directions to the castle.

Historic Stirling

Stirling Castle towers over the greatest battlefields in Scotland’s history. Besieged more than 16 times, it hosted the coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots and the baptism of James VI. The French-influenced Argyll’s Lodging is the most complete surviving example of a 17th-century townhouse in Scotland.

Art and museums in Stirling

Kids get a certificate, adults a sizeable oxygen debt to repay, after climbing the 246 steps to the top of the Wallace Monument at Abbey Craig. It marks where Sir William Wallace ordered an attack at the 1297 Battle of Stirling Bridge. The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum houses the world’s oldest football.

Quirky things to do in Stirling

The statue of William Wallace beside the visitor centre caused controversy thanks to its strong resemblance to Mel Gibson who played him in Braveheart. Kids at the Old Town Jail dress up like 19th-century prisoners during tours conducted by actors telling gruesome stories of life behind bars.

Events in Stirling

The September Off the Page Stirling Book Festival has big-name author readings and creative workshops. Tartan Day in early April is a celebration of all things Scottish including traditional dancing and even demos on how to knit tartan.

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Attractions in Stirling:

Glasgow Warriors Rugby Season - Magners League

Opening times:
Sep 2012 - May 2013; Fri, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

Tenement House

Opening times:
Mar 1-Oct 31 daily 1-5pm Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Gunners Rugby RaboDirect PRO12 Season

Opening times:
Sep 2012 - May 2013; Mon, Fri, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

Robin Ticciati, British conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Edinburgh

Opening times:
7.30pm; 1 Jan 7pm; St Cuthbert's Parish Church Cl@Six (Tue) 6pm; Sun chamber mats 3pm Oct 2012 - May 2013; Tue, Thu, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

A reindeer at the Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, Aviemore
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

Opening times:
10am-5pm; hill visits (weather permitting) 11am + May, Jun, Sep & Oct 2.30pm + Jul & Aug 3.30pm Feb 2012 - Feb 2013 (annual)

What's on in Stirling:

Glasgow International Comedy Festival

Dates Open:
19/03/2015 to 05/04/2015

Glasgow Music Festival

Dates Open:
07/03/2015 to 27/03/2015

The Funk Room

Dates Open:
17/04/2015 to 17/04/2015
15/01/2016 to 15/01/2016
20/03/2015 to 20/03/2015
19/06/2015 to 19/06/2015
18/09/2015 to 18/09/2015
16/10/2015 to 16/10/2015
15/05/2015 to 15/05/2015
18/12/2015 to 18/12/2015
17/07/2015 to 17/07/2015
20/11/2015 to 20/11/2015
21/08/2015 to 21/08/2015


Dates Open:
25/09/2015 to 25/09/2015
27/03/2015 to 27/03/2015
28/08/2015 to 28/08/2015
27/11/2015 to 27/11/2015
24/04/2015 to 24/04/2015
29/01/2016 to 29/01/2016
25/12/2015 to 25/12/2015
31/07/2015 to 31/07/2015
26/06/2015 to 26/06/2015
29/05/2015 to 29/05/2015
30/10/2015 to 30/10/2015


Dates Open:
05/09/2015 to 05/09/2015
04/04/2015 to 04/04/2015
01/08/2015 to 01/08/2015
06/06/2015 to 06/06/2015
04/07/2015 to 04/07/2015
07/03/2015 to 07/03/2015
02/01/2016 to 02/01/2016
06/02/2016 to 06/02/2016
07/11/2015 to 07/11/2015
03/10/2015 to 03/10/2015
02/05/2015 to 02/05/2015
05/12/2015 to 05/12/2015


Dates Open:
08/08/2015 to 08/08/2015
12/09/2015 to 12/09/2015
09/01/2016 to 09/01/2016
11/04/2015 to 11/04/2015
10/10/2015 to 10/10/2015
14/11/2015 to 14/11/2015
13/06/2015 to 13/06/2015
13/02/2016 to 13/02/2016
12/12/2015 to 12/12/2015
14/03/2015 to 14/03/2015
09/05/2015 to 09/05/2015
11/07/2015 to 11/07/2015

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