Old Stirling Bridge to St Fillans
Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Dunblane Cathedral, Doune Castle
Old Stirling Bridge
The Old Stirling Bridge, now closed to traffic, was built in 1415. Over these arches have walked every Scottish king from James I to Charles II.
Stirling Castle perches high on a rocky hill above the flat carse lands of Stirling. Built at a key strategic position at the first fordable point on the Forth, the castle has witnessed many battles over the centuries.
The Wallace Monument
The Wallace Monument towers high and cragged on the Abbey Craig, bearing witness to the loyalty and courage of the patriot, William Wallace, who began the fight against the English for Scottish independence.
The city of Dunblane looks towards its Cathedral, a magnificent 13th Century building set on the banks of the Allan Water. Below the Cathedral a riverside walkway is named after a former dignitary, Bishop Leighton; ‘Bishop’s Walk’.
Doune Castle is medieval, one of the finest examples of its type in all Britain. Parts of the building date back to the 14th Century. Many queens of Scotland have taken up residence in this once important fortress.
The village of St Fillans is at the eastern end of Loch Earn; a pretty village spread out along the lochside, and a major attraction for sightseers and for sailors, for Loch Earn is one of Scotland’s premier water sports centres.