STIRLING HISTORY & STIRLING TOURIST INFORMATION GUIDE
Stirling Tourist Information & Stirling HistoryStirling 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!
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.
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.