Further afield

Let's explore!

Let's explore!

Although you'll never run short of things to do and see here, it's also a great base to explore further afield.

Arbroath Abbey

Arbroath Abbey

It was at Arbroath Abbey in 1320 that the Declaration of Arbroath was signed, asserting the country’s independence from England. The Abbey itself has substantial ruins, and part of the church and other buildings still remain.

Birks of Aberfeldy

Birks of Aberfeldy

The village of Aberfeldy has one of the most spectacular walks in the country. The Birks of Aberfeldy is a circular walk, which should take around an hour and a half. It winds through mature woodland on the outskirts of the village.

Cairn o’ Mohr Winery

Cairn o' Mohr Winery

Since 1987 the Cairn o’ Mohr Winery has been brewing up juicy-fruity, berry loaded, blossom scented, leafy layered, award-winning country wines, using the berries for which this area is famous, wild flowers, roots and leaves.

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

Camperdown Wildlife Centre has more than 50 species of animals, birds and reptiles, including lynx, wolves, ring-tailed lemurs and European brown bears. One of the most popular areas is the European otter enclosure.

Edinburgh Dungeon

Edinburgh Dungeon

The Edinburgh Dungeon is a unique attraction that brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, scenes and rides in an exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh

Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is situated three miles to the west of the city centre. Apart from getting close to over 1000 rare and endangered animals, there are many different ways to enjoy your day out here.

Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is a fantastic day out with a difference! With boat trips, a cafe, gift shop, children’s activity zone, water play park and mini-canal, canoeing, bike hire and woodland walks; there really is something for everyone!

Fergusson Gallery

Fergusson Gallery

J D Fergusson was one of the most influential artists in Britain. The Fergusson Gallery holds his vast collection of artwork, along with the archive of his lifelong companion, the pioneer of modern dance, Margaret Morris.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

The Glasgow Botanic Gardens in the West End of Glasgow include a series of impressive glasshouses, most notably the iconic Kibble Palace. There’s a fantastic heritage trail through the gardens with almost 30 points of interest.

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland’s must-see visitor attractions. Inspiring people of all ages to explore and understand the world around them, to discover and enjoy science and understand its relevance to their own lives.

Highland Games

Highland Games

Colourful pipe bands, elegant highland dancers, huge strongmen tossing the caber and other events, stalls and entertainments are spread out in a picturesque and historic setting for the Bridge of Allan Highland Games.

Huntingtower Castle

Huntingtower Castle

The splendid painted ceilings are especially noteworthy in the magnificent Huntingtower Castle, which was at one time owned by the Ruthven family who held James VI captive here for 10 months.

JM Barrie’s Birthplace Museum

JM Barrie's Birthplace Museum

J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, spent his childhood in a small whitewashed cottage, and it’s now where JM Barrie’s Birthplace Museum is located that you can see traces of the creative spirit he was set to become.

Loch Leven

Loch Leven

The RSPB Loch Leven nature reserve offers a great day out for families and nature lovers alike. In the summer, you can see ospreys on the loch, and in the winter, thousands of geese, swans and ducks make the reserve their home.

Lochleven Castle

Lochleven Castle

Take a boat ride over to Lochleven Castle and follow in the footsteps of Mary Queen of Scots and Robert the Bruce. See the tower, still largely complete, a charming residential tower and just enjoy the quiet island setting.

Macrobert

Macrobert

Macrobert Arts Centre is a cultural hub for Stirling, the Forth Valley and Scotland as a whole. Offering a huge variety of activities with over 400 live performances of drama, dance, music, musical theatre and art exhibitions.

Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel

Dating from 1446, Rosslyn Chapel took over 40 years to complete. The beauty of the chapel’s setting and its mysterious symbolism of its ornate stonework have inspired, intrigued and attracted visitors ever since.

Scone Palace

Scone Palace

Scone Palace is much more than a historic building. This is a destination that oozes history and atmosphere. It’s not about the grandeur, it’s about the importance of this place in Scottish and UK history.

Sterling Mills Outlet

Sterling Mills Outlet

With free parking, a kids’ play area and loads of events taking place throughout the year, shopping at Sterling Mills is a breath of fresh air at the foot of the stunning Ochil Hills.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

Dominating the scenery of Stirlingshire for miles is Stirling Castle, standing high on rocky crags above the town. It was once a favourite residence of Scotland’s royalty.

William Wallace Monument

William Wallace Monument

Drop in to Causewayhead, with its monument to William Wallace. The view from the top is worth climbing its 247 steps. If you need reviving, there’s a coffee and gift shop.