Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Stirling is a dreamy city found in Central Scotland, quite close to Glasgow. To this day this city retains its medieval charm and is one of the most popular in Scotland. In fact any traveler visiting Glasgow must also pay a visit to Stirling, which has a ton of beautiful places to see. To help you out we have put together a list of the best places to see in the city based on their popularity and how beautiful they are. Without further delay, here are the 10 most beautiful places in Stirling you have to see when you visit! We begin with Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum. If you wish to explore the rich history and culture of Stirling, then this is the place to be. The artist, Thomas Stuart Smith, first opened this in the year 1874. This is a Victorian museum that has a collection of more than 40,000 artworks and artefacts depicting the heritage of the people in the locality. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
What is fascinating about this farm is that it is here where you will see the Argaty Red Kites. These are one of the rarest breeds of birds in Scotland. It is magnificent scene to watch the red kites soar in the sky. They are usually more abundant during the winter months of October to March. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Church of the Holy Rude
This is a parish church built during the medieval era and the second most ancient structure in Stirling. Its design is famous for its stained glass windows. It also has a historic graveyard with stones dating as early as 16th century. Many locals prefer to hold their weddings here for a more romantic feel. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum
As it name suggests, this is the museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders including the regiments preceding them as well as the battalions that succeeded them. This museum was founded in the 1490s and used to be called as the King’s House as it is rumoured to be the private home of King James IV. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Center
Here, you will experience a three-dimensional exhibition of the Battle of Bannockburn. This experience will certainly bring the history of Scotland into life. The tour starts with thrilling scenes about preparing for the battle and culminates in the Battle Room where it would be shown how the decisive victory was won. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Deanston Distillery and Visitor Center
This is a whisky distillery situated along the banks of River Teith. This is also the largest one that is being owned by a Scottish producer of whisky. Its Visitor Center has recently been opened in June 2012. It has a local gift shop that exclusively sells the Deanston bottling. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Old Town Jail
This was first opened in 1847. Currently, it is being opened to the public as an attraction. The jail would be depicting the frightening and horrendous picture of a prison with dark corridors and cells in the 1800s. This may sound horrible but it would be a fascinating experience for tourists. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
National Wallace Monument
As a tower by itself, the National Wallace Monument is set in the summit of Abbey Craig and commemorates the Scotch hero, Sir William Wallace of the 13th century. It is famous for the statue, Freedom, which was carved by Tom Church after being inspired by Mel Gibson’s film, Braveheart. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park
For a park that stretches more than 120 acres, there is pretty much fun waiting for the whole family. This park has different reserves, which you will be driven through, such as the African and the Lion Reserves. There is also an amusement park, a boating safari and a zoo. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
This is the biggest and the most significant of all the castles in Scotland not only due to its architecture but also its history. It sits in an interesting geographical location. Several Kings and Queens of Scotland have been crowned here like the famous Mary, the Queen of Scots in the year 1542.