Scotland’s city of Stirling is just a short trip from both the major Lowland cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and is a must-visit destination for anyone hoping to experience the history of the country. Those booking their hotel in the city of Stirling will be staying amongst the country’s highest concentration of historical buildings, topped by the remarkable Stirling Castle, which was once home to monarchs such as Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce.
A short trip south of Stirling, visitors will come across the town of Falkirk, another important historical town found in the Central Belt. This town features everything from ancient Roman ruins to the modern engineering wonder, the Falkirk Wheel.
Visit the Bannockburn Visitor Centre near Stirling
Stirling and Falkirk share some important history as they were both home to a number of important battles during the Wars of Scottish Independence. The Bannockburn Heritage Centre, re-branded as the Bannockburn Visitor Centre in 2014, tells the story of one of the most iconic of these bloody encounters - the Battle of Bannockburn. During this historic clash, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeated King Edward of England.
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