Lovers of literature and film always adore visiting the northern country of Scotland; with its rich history in the arts including renowned writers such as Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, much of what made these writers so great was this fascinating country that gave them inspiration. Those planning a tour of Scotland will find no area more replete with these intricate tales than the city of Stirling and its surrounds.
You’ll find many a battlefield from the Wars of Scottish Independence here, and it was also home to iconic monarchs like Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce. To this day it features spectacular buildings such as Stirling Castle, the Church of the Holy Rude, and Roman ruins like the Rough Castle and the Antonine Wall near Falkirk.
Visit Balquhidder Church and Rob Roy’s Grave near Stirling
Perhaps Walter Scott’s most famous piece literature is the historical novel based on the life of Rob Roy MacGregor; a towering character and Scottish Highlander who is played by Liam Neeson in the film adaptation. Those hoping to follow in the steps of Rob Roy, be sure to make their way to the ruins of Balquhidder Church where they will find the famed Scotsman’s grave.
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