Stirling in general Reviews
Newest Review: ... stunning. You can easily spend a whole day wandering around the castle and the grounds, there are also picnic areas within the grounds as well as tea-rooms and a snack bar. The castle really deserves its own review but for more information, opening times, entrance fees etc. go to: http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/st irling/stirlingcastle/ The town is absolutely steeped in history and as you wander along the cobbled streets of the old town you will come across some incredible buildings dating back to the 14th century and beyond. You should take time to visit The Old Town Jail and the Tolbooth, both of which have lively presentations b... more
Customer Stirling in general Reviews (5)
by - written on 15/10/07 (Very useful, 201 readings)
I lived, worked and socialized in Stirling for many years and have a particular fondness for the city. Stirling is located in Central Scotland, almost halfway between its better knows cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. Road and rail links are excellent for travelling in any direction. Airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh are each within an hour’s journey. The City (status gained in 2002) of Stirling is quite unique in that it manages to remain an historic town with many ancient buildings, steeped in history as well as a new, vibrant town centre. Both cultures live in perfect harmony with neither detracting from the other. Stirling is known ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/10/06 (Very useful, 1105 readings)
There is a joke that Stirling taxi drivers love to play on their customers. As you are driving along they’ll suddenly shout “Look! It’s Mel Gibson!” And they’ll chuckle away to themselves as you peer out of the windows with a puzzled expression on your face looking for the handsome Aussie, until you realise they are pointing at the Wallace Monument. I lived in Stirling for a couple of years, and sadly I never even came close to seeing the Gib. Stirling is situated in the Central Belt of Scotland, and is just a 45 minute drive or short train journey away from Glasgow or Edinburgh. In March 2002 it became a city as part of the Queen’s Jubilee. Stirling is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/09/00, updated on 17/09/00 (Useful, 60 readings)
Stirling isn't all that well-known to English tourists - no-one I know has been there, and we met none while we were around the place. This is a shame (or maybe not, depending on how locals feel about an influx of we non-Scots) as Stirling is a lovely place. For one thing, the Trossachs and Loch Lomond are but a short drive away and the views from the drive which takes you through the mountains are absolutely stunning. It was a cloudy stormy day when we were there, and it was amazing, so it's probably even better with a bit of blue sky. But Stirling is itself a lovely place - it's very compact, and the shopping centre is quite smart. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/07/00, updated on 29/07/00 (Useful, 392 readings)
Stirling is a great base for exploring Scotland as it is in the middle of the central belt. It also makes for a good day trip destination. If you are interested in history especially 'Braveheart' then there is plenty to interest you here. Stirling castle gets better every time I visit as they keep doing up more parts. Wallace's monument has good displays and gives excellent veiws of the area. Other places to visit include the site of the Battle of Bannockburn and the graveyards surrounding the castle give a tranquil escape from the tourists. Take the open top bus and jump on and of around the town, it stops at all the main attractions. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/06/00, updated on 14/06/00 (Very useful, 242 readings)
Stirling is probably Scotlands most historical town. It is the sight of the battle of Stirling bridge and the battle of Bannockburn and was also the favourite residence of the Stewarts. When you approach Stirling your heart goes out to it, the jagged volcanic cliff faces which feature the Wallace memorial and Stirling castle all set onto an absolutely perfect and almost card board cut out Ochils and Trussachs mountain ranges. As far as sight seeing attractions go there are many things to do; Stirling castle, The old Town Gaol, The Wallace monument, the old bridge, Cambuskenneth Abbey.. the list goes on. There are also many scenic walks for everybody, the ... Read the complete review
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