Ravenswood Guest House
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94 Causewayhead Road,
Tel: 01786 475291
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The city of Stirling is situated in the middle of central Scotland with great transport links to the rest of the country. It has a mainline ailway station with regular trains to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the north of the country. If you arrive by car the main motorway junctions are minutes from the city centre. It's the ideal base for touring the attractions and countryside surrounding this historic city. I've suggested the tour below, you probably won't have time to do everything but will give you a flavour of what you can do when visiting this area.
Learn about Stirling's place in Scottish history by visiting:
National Wallace Monument
Old Town Jail
Church of the Holy Rude
Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre
Stirling Smith Gallery and Museum
Evening Ghost Walk
Take a train from Stirling to Edinburgh city centre and visit the beautiful Scottish capital:
National Museum of Scotland
Mary King's Close
Princes Street Gardens
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Scottish National Gallery
Dynamic Earth exhibition
Open top bus trips round Edinburgh
Take the car and follow the Fife Coastal Trail. Visiting the following village and towns:
Culross, with its historic palace and streets where Outlander is filmed.
Elie, Crail and Ansthruther. Beautiful old fishing villages hugging the coast line. Go for coastal walks between the villages and find some great coffee shops to chill and relax.
Finally finish in St Andrews, famous for its golf course and university.
Get out of the city and see some countryside by visiting:
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs
Lomond Shores visitor centre
Loch Katrine for boat rides and bike hire
Climb and hike Ben Lomond, Ben Ledi, Ben An, Glen Finglas, Ben Venue
Lodge visitor centre at Aberfoyle
Kinlochard for lovely walks around Loch Ard
Take the car over Duke's Pass plus the Three Lochs Forest Drive
Take the car, explore Tayside and visit:
Crieff and Glen Turret Distillery
Pitlochry with its Hydro dam
Dunkeld and riverside walks
House of Bruar
Dundee, visit the V & A Design Museum next door to the famous Antarctic Discovery ship
Distillery and Dinosaurs:
Visit some local distilleries and try some local whisky and gin:
Deanston Whisky Distillery
Blair Drummond Safari Park with new World of Dinosaurs
Take a train from Stirling and visit Glasgow, Scotland's largest city:
Riverside Transport Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Gallery of Modern Art
House for an Art Lover
Numerous shopping centres, pubs and restaurants