One of the most impressive Scottish castles in the region, Stirling Castle has a famous history of clashes between British troops and Scottish revolutionaries. Its bridge is the site of one of William Wallace's major victories, and the field of Bannockburn was the venue for the triumph of Robert the Bruce. Stirling Castle was also the home of Mary Queen of Scots. The castle offers tours, and the views of the surrounding countryside, including the famous Wallace Monument, are spectacular.
Address: Castle Wynd, Stirling
Telephone: +44 (0)1786 431306
Opening times: Open daily, from 9.30am to 6pm (1 April to 30 September); and from 9.30am to 5pm (1 October to 31 March). Last admission is always 45 minutes before the closing time
Admission: Â£13 (adults), Â£6.50 (children 5-15)