Our Angel's Guide to Stirlingshire
Our angels have had a very busy summer, but with Homecoming Scotland 2014 celebrating the very best of Scottish tourism, there's always time for a trip to some of our favourite local attractions around Stirling. Plus our angel loves any excuse for a photo opportunity!
The Wallace Monument sits right on our doorstep, proudly overlooking Stirling and the scene of Scotland's victory at the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Climb the 246 steps and the views from the top are second to none, looking out over Ben Lomond, The Trossachs and The Ochil Hills.
A trip to Stirling Castle is a must for all locals, with so much to see and do that we're usually in there all day! We love the stunning castle gardens, the majestic Great Hall and the Wall Walk, and learning about the bloody history of Mary Queen of Scots. Our angel also fits right in with the other mythical creatures at The Unicorn Cafe.
The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre is another great way to learn about Scotland's history, and what better time than 2014 - the 700th anniversary of the battle. Their new state of the art 3D exhibition means you can also experience the battle for yourself, as well as visiting the historic statue.
From one spirit to another, the angel loved visiting The Kelpies. A mythical water spirit, the Kelpies have been created in steel by local sculptor Andy Scott and now stand guard to Scotland's waterways. Majestic and proud, they really need to be seen to be believed!
We also love nothing better than a good trip to Stirling Highland Games. Experience traditional Scotland in full swing, including Highland dancing, Tug o' War and Piping. They have a fantastic range of food and craft stalls, and the angel can usually be found at one of the many whisky stalls on site, sampling the malts.
These are just a few of our favourite attractions in Stirling - what about you? Where do you love to visit in the area, and where do you think the angel should go next?