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Hello folks, On Monday we are travelling from Pembrokeshire Wales to stay near Stirling, Perthshire. We have our 15 year old son with us and would welcome any suggestions as to the 'must see / visit places'. We love both countryside and coast and would like to visit Edinburgh but as we have only 4 nights booked (I know ....... just not long enough, which is why we need some advice) we can't spend too much time travelling. Thanks very much in anticipation of your help :-)


  • VisitScotlandMurielVisitScotlandMuriel Member, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Top attractions in Stirling are: Stirling Castle which has been extensively refurbished, the Old Town Jail, the Wallace Monument (also recently upgraded) from which you get stunning views of the town and surrounding areas - it can be extremely windy at the top!... Also not far away is the Battle of Bannockburn Experience which brings the famous battle back to life! The Trossachs (mini Highlands) and Loch Lomond is a very popular area and is now a National Park. There are plenty of places to visit in Perthshire too (Dunkeld, the Hermitage, Pitlochry, Killikrankie, Loch Tay...).
    Edinburgh is only an hour or so away from Stirling. If you don't want to drive into Edinburgh, you can take a bus or train from Stirling. If driving, you can leave your car at Ingliston Park and Ride next to Edinburgh airport and get a bus/tram into town. Please have a look at the discussions about Edinburgh on the forum. The festival is on until the 29th of August so there's a great atmosphere and lots to do on top of the tourist attractions.
    I hope this helps - you can get lots of ideas from our website too.
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  • You can do walking ghost tours in both Stirling and Edinburgh so I'd recommend trying to squeeze one of those in one evening... great entertainment and educational too   ;)
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