Spectacular Stirling and The Trossachs
Stirling is the ideal place to get caught up in the history of Scotland. Not only do tales of historical figures abound here, but the magnificent castle of Stirling rises up against the skyline ready to captivate the imagination. The city of Stirling has a rich history - most of which started around 800 years ago when a little town in the area first received the name of Stirling.
The little town soon gained importance due to the fact that it
was situated at the lowest crossing point of the River Forth which meant
it could be used to control thoroughfare at this point. Not many years
later, William Wallace emerged as a Scottish hero – fighting for Scottish
independence from British rule. He never managed to bring about the
independence he fought so valiantly for, but his death inspired others
to continue the fight. Another two famous historical figures who
originate from Stirling are Rob Roy and the Scottish king, Robert
There is much to do in Stirling, but no visit to this city would be complete
without a tour of Stirling Castle. It is said that the magnificence of Stirling
Castle rivals that of Edinburgh – and since it is open to the public, you can
decide for yourself. Much of Stirling Castle’s fascinating and bloody history
can be learned while on a tour of the building.
Nearby you might find delight in taking a trip to the Trossachs National Park.
If you prefer, you can hire a bike or walk the mountains. The area is sometimes
called the highlands in miniature and its natural beauty is appealing to
most outdoor enthusiasts. There are several small towns nestled in the
hills and mountains of the Trossachs which have historical and cultural
value. Whatever you choose do, you’ll no doubt find Stirling and the
Trossachs entertaining and beautiful.