Stirling & The Trossachs
On the southern edge of the Highlands, Stirling and The Trossachs boasts stunning scenery, immortalised in countless works of art and literature. But amid the peaceful glens and lochs sit landmarks that hint at the area’s turbulent past. Follow one of our suggested itineraries to find out more.
One of the grandest in Scotland, Stirling Castle looms over several of the most important battlefields in Scottish history. And with ties to some of the country’s most illustrious figures – including Robert the Bruce, William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots – as well as having many royal connections, your visit to this captivating stronghold will be memorable.
A mixture of highland and lowland, the Trossachs has been designated a National Scenic Area owing to its outstanding natural beauty. Find walking routes for all abilities within its ancient woodlands, dramatic mountains and serene lochs.
And, with an audio tour you’ll never forget, a visit to Doune Castle has got to be on your to-do list. Narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones, it tells the fascinating history of the medieval castle, alongside the story of the making of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which was filmed at the castle.