Things to do in Gleneagles

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Gleneagles Attractions

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Gleneagles attractions

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1. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, just a 1-hour drive north of Glasgow. The villages in the area are steeped in history and legend, and locally sourced food takes pride of place at many of the local restaurants.
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Visit this Scottish national park to hike through ancient woodlands, relax on the shore of the largest body of freshwater in Britain and enjoy local produce.

2. Stirling Castle

Overlooking the town from an extinct volcanic crag, the imposing Stirling Castle was the seat of Scottish kings and rulers for many centuries. The landmark, dominating every view of the area, is equally impressive inside, with brightly colored rooms perfectly preserved to give visitors an insight into the lives of Scotland's past monarchs. Learn about their births, marriages and deaths through interactive exhibits and informative displays.
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Get a glimpse into the lives of Scotland's historical monarchs at this immaculately preserved hilltop fort and royal residence.

3. Doune Castle

Doune Castle is a partially ruined medieval structure in the Stirling countryside. It stands atop a hill with a commanding view of a pleasant area of forests and rivers. Admire the well-preserved halls, courtyard and tower rising above the surrounding region.
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Learn the intriguing history of this preserved 14th-century castle and tall tower famous for a Monty Python movie and the Jacobite Risings.

4. Scone Palace

Scone Palace has been inextricably linked to Scotland’s history for centuries, serving as the capital of a Pictish Kingdom, and later as a religious center and the coronation site for generations of Scottish monarchs. Explore rooms filled with antique French furniture, valuable porcelain and fine portraits. Walk around the palace’s superb grounds, which encompass a woodland, a butterfly garden and an unusual maze.
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Marvel at exquisite rooms and galleries of this beautiful palace and learn about its role in Scotland’s heritage.

5. The Kelpies

Marvel at the power and scale of The Kelpies, two spectacular statues that sit on the edge of Falkirk. The sculptures are of two horse heads, which loom an impressive 98 feet (30 meters) high and represent both Celtic mythology and Scotland’s horse-powered past. While visiting this impressive art installation, explore the rest of Helix Park, which features cycle paths, watersports and expansive parkland.
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Falkirk’s famous horse sculptures became instantly iconic the moment they were unveiled and today they are one of the most popular sights in central Scotland.

6. National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument is a tower of Gothic Revival design atop the Abbey Craig hilltop. It is a shrine to the iconic Scottish hero Sir William Wallace, a leader of the Wars of Scottish Independence. The statue, which was constructed in 1869, is a major symbol of Scottish national identity and pride. Gaze up at the 220-foot (67-meter) sandstone tower that marks the spot where Wallace allegedly watched the preparations of the English Army.
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Inspect the legendary sword of a Scottish hero as you climb the levels of this impressive tower shrine on a hill.

7. Loch Earn

Loch Earn is a scenic freshwater lake that lies between the hills of the Scottish Highlands. It is 6.5 miles (10.5 kilometers) long and creeps over the boundaries of Stirling, Perth and Kinross. Bring your family for the watersports activities on the western point of the loch.
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Climb to mountain peaks for the best views of this picturesque loch, which has watersports activities, nature trails and medieval houses.

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