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Forth Rail Bridge - opened in 1890

Forth Rail Bridge

Forework of Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Statue of William Wallace high on the Wallace Monument - a must-see for all fans of the movie "Braveheart"

Wallace Monument

Linlithgow Palace - the birthplace in 1542 of Mary, Queen of Scots

Linlithgow Palace

Callander Bridge over the River Teith

Callander

Follow the Trossachs Trail through some breathtaking scenery, often desribed as "the Highlands in miniature".

The Trossachs

Scottish Wool Centre, Aberfoyle - great shopping, see birds of prey and sheepdog demonstrations.

Aberfoyle

  Stirling & the Trossachs tour

Stirling is situated at the very heart of Scotland, and much of Scotland’s history has happened in the surrounding area. Whoever held Stirling Castle controlled Stirling Bridge, for many years the first fixed crossing point over the River Forth, guarding the key route to the North of the country.

Stirling Castle is undoubtedly one of the most interesting and rewarding castles to visit in Scotland.  Perched high on a volcanic ridge and dominating the surrounding countryside, this was the stronghold of the Stewart dynasty, whose kings and queens ruled Scotland throughout the 16th century.

The castle has been remarkably well preserved, mainly due to the fact that it was in use as an army barracks right up to 1964. The castle is gradually being returned to its 16th century condition - the Great Hall was beautifully restored in 1999, and the Renaissance Palace re-opened in 2011 after being completely refurbished to restore it to its original splendour.

The equally impressive Wallace Monument, on top of the Abbey Craig, contains an exhibition which tells the story of the Scottish patriot William Wallace (aka Braveheart), as well as the Hall of Scottish Heroes, and you can climb to the top for a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside

In complete contrast to Stirling, the Trossachs is an unspoilt scenic region which offers a glimpse of Scotland’s Highlands in miniature, with its mountains, lochs and forests. The colours of the landscape are especially memorable, changing with the seasons from the purple of the heather in bloom in August to the red-brown of the bracken in winter. Time for plenty of photo stops here!

Bookings info

To book this tour, or for more information, contact us at info@toursfromedinburgh.com and let us know your planned tour date.

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    Total distance travelled: 127 miles (203 km)

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Photo
Albums

   

Stirling Castle Web Album

Stirling Castle

Bannockburn Web Album

Bannockburn

Wallace Monument Web Album

Wallace Monument

Stirling Web Album

Stirling

Trossachs Trail Web Album

Trossachs Trail

Doune Castle Web Album

Doune Castle

Sir Walter Scott Web Album

Sir Walter Scott

  

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Local Press

Stirling Observer

 

 

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