With so much to see and do in Stirling it’s hard to know where to start. We’ve put together a list of our most popular Stirling attractions below.

Of course – you need to explore the royal history of Stirling Castle, relive Robert the Bruce’s momentous experience at the Battle of Bannockburn Experience, or climb the iconic National Wallace Monument. You can also see the world’s oldest football at the Smith Art Gallery and Museum, explore the Medieval Old Town or hang out with the monkeys at Blair Drummond Safari Park!

Around Stirling

Easily accessible by road and rail Stirling is on the doorstep of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park as well as a string of vibrant local towns and villages. It’s worth visiting Dunblane Cathedral, Deanston Distillery or Doune Castle - made famous in recent years as the set location for the Monty Python film ‘The Holy Grail!’ and Castle Leoch for ‘Outlander’ fans.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Stirling With a Group

  1. Stirling Castle is just a short walk from Stirling Youth Hostel, this historic castle offers so much to see and do. Cross the threshold into the Castle’s Royal Palace and enter an exciting world of plots, passion and intrigue with our costumed performers. A new exhibition focuses on some of the Castle’s fascinating archaeology including the Stirling skeletons. Lots to keep younger visitors entertained including dress-up, musical instruments and games, as well as the new Children’s Tour – History Hunters. Other highlights include the Great Hall, Chapel Royal, Regimental Museum, the great kitchens and tapestry studio.

  2. Wallace Monument - Stirling’s renowned landmark, commemorating the life of Sir William Wallace and overlooking the scene of his greatest victory, at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, in 1297.

  3. The Battle of Bannockburn Experience puts you in the heart of the action. Take your place on the battlefield and stand face-to-face with fearless medieval warriors. Witness two opposing kings – Robert the Bruce and Edward II – whose tactics in 1314 changed the path of Scotland’s history, forever. With cutting edge 3D technology, you can experience medieval combat like never before and learn about this crucial event in Scottish history.

  4. Old Stirling Bridge lies downstream from its even older and more famous ancestor – where in 1297 William Wallace’s men defeated the English troops as they attempted to cross. The original bridge stood around 150 meters up river from where this bridge now stands.

    Built in the 1500s, the stone bridge was originally designed to aid the defence of the Castle. The structure narrows at the end closest to the castle to trap enemy siege equipment before it crossed the Forth. The bridge has played its part in the history of Stirling. In 1571 a gallows was erected on the bridge to hang Archbishop Hamilton. During the Jacobite rebellion in 1745, the southernmost arch was blown up by general Blackney to prevent the Highlanders from crossing.

  5. Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is situated approximately 4 miles from Stirling on the A84 heading towards Doune. Set in 120 acres of beautiful woodland, the Safari Park has many attractions and features to appeal to visitors of all ages.


  • Junior (15 years or less) - £16.00 per person per night B&B
  • Senior (16 years plus) - £18.00 per person per night B&B
  • Single Room - £29.00 per room per night B&B
  • Twin Room - £46.00 per room per night B&B
  • Double Room - £46.00 per room per night B&B
  • Quad Room - £80.00 per room per night B&B
  • 5 Person Room - £95.00 per room per night B&B

Subject to availability for stays during June and July. Full T&Cs apply.

To book your accommodation at Stirling Youth Hostel contact the Sales & Reservations Team on 0345 293 7373 or email reservations@syha.org.uk

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