stirling self-catering

Holiday cottage near Stirling
Holiday accommodation Stirling stirlingshire self-catering

City of Stirling - information on holiday attractions including Stirling Castle

Our self catering holiday cottage is near to Stirling and the wealth of attractions it has to offer visitors. If you want a beautiful place to stay in Stirlingshire then this self catering holiday cottage is perfect.


Stirling became Scotland's youngest city in 2002. This is Scotland's heritage capital, where, for three hundred years, monarchs ruled in splendour in Stirling Castle. Nowadays you can feel and touch the sense of history, as you wonder through the Old Town, visit the spectacular Stirling castle or take part in Stirling's excellent 'living history' events programme throughout the summer. A visit to Scotland isn't complete without visiting Stirling.

Stirling has many historical sites all of which are worth a visit. Stirling Castle, Argyll's Lodgings, Stirling Old Town Jail, The Talbooth, the Smith Art Gallery and Museum are just a few of the fascinating places to visit. Stirling is only 10 minutes drive from our holiday cottage and is a must for any visitor who wants to visit scotland. Stirling's Old Town has some wonderful medieval buildings including the Church of the Holy Rude, where in 1567 James VI was crowned when he was only one year old. There is a marked path around Stirling Castle and Old Town which takes in many amazing buildings, including one of Scotland's finest renaissance townhouses, Argyll's Lodgings. This has been restored to the grandeur of a 17th century nobleman's house. There is so much to see in Stirling - the history of Stirling is fascinating and the choice of holiday cottages in Stirlingshire is huge.

The Old Town Jail in Stirling has been changed into a fascinating tourist attraction. Originally a Victorian reform prison it now shows life as it was in the 19th century - live actors portray the terrible conditions and punishments that were routine in Stirling jail and all the other jails in Scotland at that time.

The Tolbooth opposite was the earlier Stirling jail where up to 25 prisoners were kept in one cell. In 2002 the The Tolbooth in Stirling was transformed into a new music and arts centre. The Smith Art Gallery and Museum has on display fascinating objects from Stirling's past and some interesting paintings. It is a free museum and has lots of children's activities and a great cafe.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle has a spectacular position on the craggy rock above the town. The castle was central in the lives of the Stewart monarchs. It was the birth place of King James III and home to King James IV, King James VI, and the infant Mary, Queen of Scots. The Chapel Royal in the castle has been recently restored to its original elegance of 1543. The restoration of the Great Hall is recently finished and the exterior harled in the original colour of King's Gold. It stands out from the other parts of the castle and gives a glimpse of how spectacular the castle would have looked when originally built. The medieval kitchens of the castle have been recreated, complete with realistic models of cooks preparing banquets of oysters, peacocks, swan, and pigeon pies, allowing tourists to witness the smells and sights of a 16th-century castle. Great fun for adults and children and surprisingly realistic. Stirling Castle also houses the regimental museum of The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. A new attraction is to watch the weavers recreating medieval tapestries to hang in the chapel. One of the splendours of Scotland is Stirling Castle.

Our self-catering holiday cottage near Stirling is only 10 minutes from the city and all the many tourist attractions it has to offer. There are so many fascinating things to visit in Scotland and if you're staying in this Stirlingshire holiday cottage then you are centrally placed for many of them. There are many other great places to visit in the Stirling area, including the Trossachs, Callander, the Wallace Monument, Doune Castle, Dunblane Cathedral, Cambuskenneth Abbey, the Falkirk Wheel, Bannockburn battlefield and Bridge of Allan.

Stirling also has great shops and leisure facilities; as well as wonderful restaurants and cafes.

There are many Perthshire attractions and things to see in Stirlingshire which cater for all age groups. If you are looking for a luxury self-catering cottage near Stirling then this is a very central location in Scotland with so many wonderful things to see and do with children in Stirlingshire.