Scotland – Stirling, Stirlingshire
Distance: 10km/6 miles
Type: City tour
Where: Circular walk around Stirling, visiting many of Scotland’s most historic buildings.
Start/End: Stirling train station (NS798935).
Terrain: Pavement with one short section of field and woodland path. There is a steep climb to both Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.
Maps : OS Explorer 366; Landranger 57.
Glasgow and Edinburgh may get more visitors, but it’s Stirling that can arguably claim Scotland’s greatest historical monuments within its confines and I am not just talking about Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Although this walk visits both of these remarkable and iconic buildings, it is some of the lesser-known ones that stir equal interest. These include little Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirling Bridge and the 17th-century King’s Knot Royal Gardens. Stirling is a beautiful city, very much aware of its heritage, and this route takes full advantage of it — as well as some of central Scotland’s finest views.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map