Stirling History

Stirling history is at the very centre of Scottish History from the Scottish Wars of Independence 700 years ago to the various national battle sites located around the city. Stirling Castle was of royal importance, with a number of the Scottish Royal family being born here, would believe it even had its won harbour.

As you would expect with all this Stirling history it is more than castles and battles site, but also great houses and ancient churches, old buildings and stirling’s ancient bridge, the forth road bridge of its day, constructed 500 years ago.

Stirling is full of history and we are sure history enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy unravelling the Stirling history by visiting all the sites and places this part of Scotland has to offer.

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Cowane's Hospital

Originally known as Cowane's Hospital, it was built beside the Church of the Holy Rude between 1637 and 1649. It was not popular with the residents due to very strict house rules. To find out more, click READ MORE

Address:The Guildhall 49 St John Street Stirling FK8 1ED
Tel:01786 472 247
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The Royal Burgh of Culross

The Royal Burgh of Culross was a thriving community in the 16th and 17th C with mines, iron works and salt panning. Today it is a unique time capsule of a 17th C Scottish town, with cobbled streets, harled houses and pantiled roofs. To find out more, click READ MORE

Address:Culross Palace, Culross, Dunfermline KY12 8JH
Tel:0844 493 2189
Web: http://www.nts.org.uk/Functions/Venue/7/
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Callendar House

Situated amidst magnificent park and woodland, Callendar House tells stories spanning 600 years of Scottish history. Through wars, rebellions and the industrial revolution, the house has played host to many great historical figures over the centuries, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Cromwell and Bonnie Prince Charlie. To find out more, click READ MORE

Address:Callendar Park Falkirk FK1 1YR
Tel:01324 503 770
Web: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk/callendarhouse
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The Church of the Holy Rude

The Church of the Holy Rude is one of the finest medieval buildings in Scotland, its construction dating back to the early 15th century. To find out more, click READ MORE

Address:St John Street Stirling FK8 1ED
Tel:01786 475 275
Web: http://www.holyrude.org/
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Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral, built upon a Christian site first established by Saint Blane around the year 600, is one of the few surviving medieval churches in Scotland. It is home to a Congregation of around a thousand members and serves the parish of Dunblane and its surroundings. To find out more, click READ MORE

Address:The Cross Dunblane FK15 0AQ
Tel:01786 825 388
Web: http://www.dunblanecathedral.org.uk/
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Alloa Tower

Dating back to the 15thC it was the ancestral home of the Earls of Mar & was extensively altered in the early 18thC by the 6th Earl of Mar. The tower retains it's underground dungeon. To find out more, click READ MORE

Address:Alloa Park Alloa Central FK10 1PP
Tel:0844 493 2129
Web: http://www.nts.org.uk/
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The National Wallace Monument, Stirling

The National Wallace Monument was built in 1869 to commemorate Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero who fought to establish Scotland’s Independence. To find out more, click READ MORE

Address:Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road Causewayhead Stirling FK9 5LF
Tel:01786 472140
Web: http://www.nationalwallacemonument.com/
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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland's great castles - created by the kings and queens of Scotland as one of their principle palaces, a great royal residence. During the Scottish Wars of Independence it was under English control up to the time of the Battle of Bannockburn, it was the reason for the battle taking place at Bannockburn on mid summers day 1314. To find out more, click READ MORE

Address:Castle Wynd Stirling FK8 1EH
Tel:01786 450 000
Web: http://www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk/