Stirling Journals

Stirling - An Unexplored Gem

A travel journal to Stirling by Carabelle

Quote: A summary of the place I live. It's beautiful, and overlooked despite its historical richness and proximity to both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Stirling - An Unexplored Gem

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Overview

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I love this city, despite complaining daily that there is nothing to do. Whenever I feel this way, I become a tourist for a day and explore the various beautiful buildings and countryside around us. It's almost impossible to tell you everything to do here in 400 words, but I shall try my best. We are steeped in history. There are two major battle sites from the Scottish War of Independence; Bannockburn and, most significantly, Stirling Bridge, where the Scots drove the English into the Forth River and won the battle. Walking over the bridge is heaven. On a winter’s evening, when the river is high and there's a chill in the air, it's lovely to stand on the bridge and look down the river. If you blank o...Read More

Sir David Stirling Memorial Statue

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Attraction | "Mr. Stirling"

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I have unfortunately forgotten the poor man's first name. However, as far as I'm concerned, the attraction itself is unimportant. I must explain myself. Mr Stirling was the founder of the SAS. As a result, a statue has been constructed at his birthplace in his honour. It's not technically in Stirling, and you really need a car to get to him, as he's not on a major bus route, but he is well worth the effort. The statue itself is really not that exciting. He is made of a metal of some sort and looks out over the fields clutching a pair of binoculars. What I absolutely love is the aforementioned fields. The man has a lovely, calming, peaceful view. He looks out over one of the ...Read More

Sir David Stirling Memorial Statue
Beside the B824 road between the M9/A9
Doune, Scotland