Stirling Town, Callander, Killin, Balquhidder,
Aberfoyle, Lochearnhead, Strathyre

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Stirling Tourist Information & Stirling History

Stirling a wonderful city and area to go exploring with Scottish Tours. Stirling Council is surrounded by the local authority areas of Argyll & Bute, Clackmannanshire, East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire, Perth & Kinross and West Dunbartonshire.      The main city centres are Stirling Town, Dunblane, Bannockburn, Bridge of Allan & Callander.     Other towns and villages include Killin, Balquhidder, Aberfoyle, Lochearnhead, Crianlarich, Strathyre, Drymen, Fintry, Kinbuck, Tyndrum, Inverntrossachs & Balmaha.
     The population was 82,000, which was taken from the last census way back in 1991. There has been a new census taken in December 2003 but it has just recently been made public in May 2005!

Balquhidder Parish Church
Balquhidder Parish Church

Glen Finglas Reservoir
Glen Finglas Reservoir

     In the Stirling area we have the Trossachs and the mountains of Ben Lomond, Ben Venue, Ben A'an, Ben An, Ben Challum, Ben Glas, Ben Oss, Ben More and Ben Lui which are in the north. We also have the Campsie Fells ( seen from my home in North Glasgow ). Tourism is huge in the area and no wonder, 40 minutes drive from Glasgow City and 50 minutes drive from Edinburgh and you can completely forget about the rat race.  The Scenery is breathtaking!

The main river through Stirling is the River Forth. There are many Lochs within the Stirling area namely Loch katrine, Loch Lubnaig, Loch Venachar, The Lake of Menteith and Loch Lomond, which is the biggest Loch in Scotland and is about 26 miles if driving up the west side of the Loch.

Looking at Stirling Castle from West side
Stirling Castle

looking at Ben Venue and Loch Achray
Ben Venue with Loch Achray

Historically the area of Stirling plays a significant part of the Country with the details at the Bannockburn Heritage Centre of how King Robert the Bruce secured Scotland's independence at the Battle of Bannockburn and at the National Wallace Monument full details of William Wallace and his famous win in 1297 at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.  We also have Stirling Castle, The Wallace Monument, The Rob Roy & Trossachs visitor centre, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders museum ( based inside Stirling Castle ), Stirling Old Town Jail, Blair Drummond Safari Park and many other tourist attractions.

This is only a sample of what is in store if you visit the area of Stirling.

If you would like to find information on the area of Stirling,
then click on to our page of Official Scottish Tourist Guides

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