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  • Stirling and Trossachs

    Strathyre

    Strathyre is a visitor's paradise. Its beautiful and lush green forests cover the hills on each side of the valley. Strathyre is situated in central Scotland, eight miles north of Callander and a little over an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Today the village of Strathyre has a population of about 250 people.

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    Kippen

    The village of Kippen is located in the hills of Fintry and Gargunnock. It overlooks the River Forth Valley and is a destination in Scotland that is as fascinating as it is beautiful. Kippen put itself on the map during the 1700s when a military road was constructed to link Dumbarton with Stirling. Most of the area surrounding the River Forth Valley still consists of ...

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    Gartmore

    Gartmore is a pretty little village that has preserved much of its former state. It sits along the old Dryman Road, nestled against the edge of the beautiful woodlands of the Loch Ard Forest.

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    Bridge of Allan

    Those who are visiting Scotland for the first time may be forgiven for mistaking Bridge of Allan for a bridge instead of a town. The name is somewhat misleading. However Bridge of Allan has long been a popular stop on the main road from Stirling. The charming little town is only three miles north of Stirling and two miles south of Dunblane. This means that it is very accessible and perfectly ...

  • Stirling and Trossachs

    Balquhidder

    If you’ve ever been inspired by the heroic tale of Rob Roy, then you will probably want to make a detour in Balquhidder during your next trip to Scotland. This scenic little village is situated near the head of Loch Voil on the edge of Balquhidder Glen. Not only is the village a great place to explore, but it is home to the grave in which the legendary Rob Roy McGregor was laid to rest ...

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    Thornhill

    Thornhill is a historical village that is situated in the Dumfriesshire region in Scotland and is part of the parish of Morton.

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    Dunblane

    Welcome to Dunblane, a town of old world charm and beauty. This quiet town lies near the mountains of the Perthshire peaks. Dunblane was dicoverd in 602 A.D. by the Celtic missionary St. Blane. Today, Dunblane is one of Scotland’s smallest cities. You will be amazed by its rich and colorful heritage. Many visitors are intrigued by the architecture in Dunblane that dates back to the ...

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    Doune

    In the southern region of Perthshire you will find Doune, a small burgh near the River Teith. Doune was first made a burgh in the 16th century and it was then that it became well known for its cotton industry and for the pistols it produced. Today those two industries are a thing of the past.

  • Art Galleries

    The Changing Room

    If you have a passion for contemporary art you should definitely take the time to visit The Changing Room in Scotland. This stunning art gallery is the only gallery in Scotland which is dedicated solely to contemporary art. Located at 35 Crawford Arcade in King Street this great gallery is open between 12pm and 5pm from Wednesday to Saturday and from 12pm to 8pm on a Thursday. Admission is ...

  • Art Galleries

    Smith Art Gallery & Museum

    The Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery contains important historical collections that were inherited from collector and painter Thomas Stuart Smith who died in 1869. John Lessels designed the gallery building, which was built on the same grounds as the Stirling Castle and today there is an exhibition dedicated to the Stirling Story.