You’ll learn about the nationally significant heritage which has helped shape Scotland and the local history which has helped shape the communities that call Stirling home.
Stirling has been the strategic heart of Scotland since Roman times and the surrounding landscape has been integral to many defining moments in Scottish history. Stirling Castle’s current buildings date to the 15th century and were the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots.
The Wallace Monument was built in 1869 to honour William Wallace and his troops who fought at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. Stirling has also seen the famous Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 and the Battle of Sauchieburn in 1488 where King James III died. Many mills and mines were created during the industrial revolution and modern tartan was invented in the village of Bannockburn. We hope you enjoy our walkable, historic and friendly city as you explore the Stirling Heritage Trails.