Scotland is home to what many consider to be the last true wilderness of Europe - its northern Scottish Highlands region - but the country has plenty more spectacular landscapes and thrilling outdoor destinations to offer its visitors.
For a charming compromise that blends Scottish history and natural beauty, the city of Stirling is an ideal destination. It features cultural sites like Stirling Castle, the National Wallace Monument, and the Bannockburn Heritage Centre, and also lies near the border of The Great Trossachs Forest.
Visit the Lake of Menteith and The Great Trossachs Forest
Just a short trip from the city of Stirling, visitors will discover picturesque scenery in The Great Trossachs Forest and the Lake of Menteith. Also known as Loch Inchmahome, the lake's largest central island is home to the ruins of the ancient Inchmahome Priory, which once hosted Robert the Bruce and was refuge for Mary Queen of Scots.
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