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The city of Stirling, along with the town of Falkirk, have played major roles in the history of Scotland, much of which can still be seen today in the ancient buildings and ruins found throughout the area. Visitors who want to truly understand the rich heritage of Scotland must visit both Stirling and Falkirk; here they will discover a past that includes some three centuries of monarchs, ruins from the Roman Empire, and battle grounds of the Wars for Scottish Independence.
A visit to Scotland would not be complete without a trip to Stirling. The city has played too big a role in the development of the country, from being home to Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce, to the site of famous Battle of Bannockburn, where Scotland defeated the English with a siege of Stirling Castle, to be missed. The city is also home to a number of important attractions, including the National Wallace Monument, the Church of the holy Rude. It’s also just a short trip from Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.
Stirling’s culture isn’t just in the history and architecture; there’s also some great art to explore. The Smith Art Gallery and Museum was founded at the bequest of artist Thomas Stuart Smith in 1874 and houses historic works of art and artefacts from Stirlingshire. It also offers exhibition space to local contemporary artists and lectures. With so much to see and explore you’re sure to enjoy your stay in a Stirling hotel.
Stirling is home to University of Stirling, meaning that it has a healthy student community. Naturally, that means Stirling is well catered for when it comes to bars, clubs and music venues. These can be found all over town and many hold cheap student nights each week. The best thing is, because Stirling isn’t too big, it’s easy to find you way back to your comfy Stirling hotel room after a night on the tiles. What could be better?
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