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Stirling, Heart of Scotland

A May 2004 trip to Stirling by MadQueenMadb

City of Stirling Photo, Stirling, Scotland More Photos
Quote: Though sometimes overlooked, Stirling is a fantastic city for anyone. Smaller than Edinburgh, it still offers just as much history, entertainment, restaurants, and quality lodgings. My friend and I visited for a day, and both of us left feeling that Stirling is truly one of a kind.

Stirling, Heart of Scotland

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City of Stirling Photo, Stirling, Scotland
Of course, the most notable site in Stirling is the castle. Stirling Castle is one of the most amazing structures I have ever laid eyes on. Workers are now repairing the buildings so we can see how they looked hundreds of years ago when they were first built. Truly magnificent. From the hilltop on which the castle is situated, you can see the other most prominent building, William Wallace Monument. A towering piece built in the 1800s to honor the one and only Braveheart. Stirling is the city that saw some of his most famous feats, and so it is fitting to have this tower here. You can also see, but not visit, Stirling Bridge, where Wallace's army defeated the English in 1297. A surpris...Read More
This was a very nice to stay in for cheap. It was relatively clean, with a nice, helpful staff. The rooms are typical youth-hostel sparse and unimaginative, but you're not there for the room. As a place to sleep and organize yourself, this hostel is perfect.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 11, 2005

Stirling Youth Hostel
St. John St.
Stirling, Scotland FK8 1EA
0870 004 1149

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