Allanwater Brewhouse Tel:01786 834555
Situated in the heart of Bridge of Allan, the Brewhouse offers guided tours which explain the brewing process and include tasting a variety of craft beers and ciders. There is also a pub and shop on site.
Stirling Castle Tel:01786 450000
One of the most stunning castles in Scotland, Stirling has served as a fortress, garrison and Royal palace, once home to the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots. Visitors can explore its battlements, Royal Palace, Great Hall, Royal Chapel, Renaissance courtyards and kitchens.
Church of the Holy Rude Tel:01786 475275
The second oldest building in Stirling after the castle, the church was established in the early 12th century as the Parish Church of Stirling. Young Mary Queen of Scots worshipped here and her infant son James VI was crowned here in 1567. Highlights include the medieval oak hammer beam roof, memorials and beautiful stained glasswork.
Stirling Old Town
The Old Town is a slice of history stretching back to the small community that grew up at the foot of the Castle Rock. Look out for the Renaissance façade of Mar’s Wark, the unicorn on the Mercat Cross outside the Tolbooth and the 16th and 17th century merchants’ houses on a stroll up Spittal Street and back down Broad Street.
Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum Tel:01786 471917
The ‘Story of Stirling’ is highlighted by objects, from the world’s oldest football and curling stone to local tartan and drovers’ lucky charms. The paintings of the museum’s founder, artist and dealer Thomas Smith, form the core of the gallery collection. There is a also a temporary exhibition programme.
National Wallace Monument Tel:01786 472140
For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace. There is also a coffee shop on site and a gift shop.