This gateway to the Highlands and the Trossachs National Park is often overlooked as a holiday destination, with many opting to stay in neighbouring Loch Lomond to the north. But this picture postcard county delivers on so many fronts. With the main city of Stirling bearing historic importance, it is an ideal destination whether you are looking for culture, history or simply to enjoy the great outdoors. Nature enthusiasts will be enchanted by the breathtaking landscapes of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, where rolling hills, shimmering lochs, and ancient forests beckon exploration. Take leisurely walks, go cycling, or venture on a boat trip to fully appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds you. Idllyic locations don't get much better than this for a tranquil retreat connecting with nature. Our lodges and holiday parks in Stirlingshire are set on the banks of a Loch or within the vast sprawling mountains of the Trossachs, a perfect way to disconnect from the hustle of modern life. With excellent facilities such as private hot tubs, kids play area, pet-friendly accommodation and so much more.
Stirlingshire is home to the iconic Stirling Castle, perched dramatically on a volcanic rock. Immerse yourself in the tales of Scottish kings and queens as you wander through its grand halls and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. For those seeking adventure, Stirlingshire offers thrilling activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, and even paragliding. Brave the rugged terrains and be rewarded with stunning vistas that will take your breath away. Uncover the region's rich heritage by visiting the National Wallace Monument, dedicated to the legendary Scottish hero, William Wallace. Dive into the past at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, where you can relive the historic battle that shaped Scotland's destiny.