Stirling is the city where the Highlands meet the Lowlands of Scotland
Stirling's strategically-significant location at the lowest bridging point of the River Forth and right in the centre of Scotland has made it an important place for trade for centuries and secured its place in Scottish history. It was once said, "he who holds Stirling, holds Scotland", and it's easy to see why.
Positioned where the Highlands meet the Lowlands of Scotland, and towered over by its impressive castle, Stirling is both geographically striking and rich in history, wih plenty to do for visitors all year round.
Stirling is an excellent place to visit for a city break and an equally interesting and convenient stopping-off point as part of a longer itinerary touring around Scotland.