People planning a visit to Scotland have a lot to be excited about, as this northernmost country in the United Kingdom is home to both a rich history and a vast amount of historical sites. Adding to the magic is the fact that many Scottish sites of note are within easy reach of the hotels in major cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Another Lowland city that is occasionally overlooked by visitors is Stirling, which is in fact the “heritage capital” of Scotland. Home to the amazing Stirling Castle and the Church of the Holy Rude, it's also nearby to other important sites like the Roman ruins of Falkirk, Rough Castle and the Antonine Wall.
Visit the Inchmahome Priory on Lake Menteith
Scotland is home to a number of stunning ruined religious sites, including the wondrous Borders abbeys. Another not-to-be-missed site is the Inchmahome Priory, which sits on an island of the same name at the centre of Lake Menteith. The priory was founded in the early 13th Century for a community of Augustinian order and received guests such as Robert the Bruce – Mary Queen of Scots also took refuge there in 1547.
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