Visit the castle to take in pure history, great exhibitions, and loads of people of all ages.
Stirling has a wealth of small independent boutiques and stores - whether you are a spender or a window-shopper, Stirling is paradise.
Enjoy a pint at Nicky Tam's Bar and Bothy, a real gem for alternative music lovers, real ale drinkers, and those just looking for somewhere quirky.
Best Way To Get Around:
Stirling is easily negotiated on foot, although it might be a good idea to get the local bus service (to the university) out to the castle. For local towns of interest, the train service to/from Edinburgh covers the area well.