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Bridge of Allan Photo

Bridge of Allan

A couple of miles north of Stirling, Bridge of Allan boomed as a Victorian Spa Town. Associated with Robert Louis Stevenson, Bridge of Allan is now best known for the University of Stirling and its beautiful campus.

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Stirling Photo


Heritage capital of Scotland, Stirling provided the stage for key turning points in the country's history - the Battle of Stirling Bridge and the Wars of Independence. There's heaps to see and even those with no interest in history or culture will be beguiled.

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Stirling Castle Photo

Stirling Castle

Perched upon a cliff top protecting the medieval road to the Highlands, Stirling Castle has witnessed some of the most important events in Scotland's history. Second only to Edinburgh Castle in popularity, there is so much to see here that a visit warrants a good half a day.

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Dunblane Photo


Scotland's smallest city, Dunblane lies five miles north of Stirling. Known for centuries for Dunblane Cathedral, Dunblane was imprinted on the psyche of the nation with the tragic Dunblane Massacre in 1996.

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Doune Castle Photo

Doune Castle

One of the best preserved 14th century castles in Scotland, Doune Castle is also one of the few to have a cult following. Pilgrims flock here on quest to see film location of the classic, "<i>Monty Python and the Holy Grail</i>".

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Doune Photo


The ancient capital of Monteith, Doune is now famous for Doune Castle. One of the finest surviving medieval castles in Scotland, Doune Castle made a name for itself as the film location of <i>Monty Python and the Holy Grail</i>.

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Aberfoyle Photo


Aberfoyle is the gateway town to the Trossachs and what is arguably the most beautiful area in all of Scotland. As such, a trip here is well suited to anyone interested in outdoor activities but the less fit will still enjoy the area's beauty from the comfort of their car.

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Killin Photo


Killin is situated in a highly enviable position on the Falls of Dochart at the eastern end of Loch Tay. This area is a great destination for outdoor activities including walking, bagging munros, fishing and other watersports.

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