You can reach Stirlingshire from Glasgow or Edinburgh in about 40 minutes either by car, bus or train. The city of Stirling and its surroundings are steeped in history with as much as three of the country’s kings having been born in Stirling Castle. A visit to the castle in the centre of Stirling will enable the visitor to understand just how strategic this area has been in Scotland’s past. The region includes such areas as Aberfoyle, Callander, Stirling, Bridge of Allan, Falkirk, Kilsyth and Balmaha with all their variety of scenic views and historic sites.
There are lots of historic sites to visit including Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. The attractions of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park are nearby. There is a Safari Park for wildlife lovers, watersports, hiking, cycling, walking, gold, fishing and horse riding for the adventure seeker and mountains, lochs and other scenic views for photographers and nature lovers. Stirling itself is a good mix of old and new with lots of good restaurants, cafes and shops to visit.