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Stirling Castle has a rich history that has included the crowning of several Kings and Queens and been subject to numerous sieges, including several during the Scottish Wars of Independence.
The castle is open to the public all year (except public holidays) and you can discover more about Stirling Castle by joining a guided tours.
Stirling Castle has been used for many open-
The National Wallace Monument commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero recently depicted in the Mel Gibson film, Braveheart.
The 67 metre tower monument stands on the summit of Abbey Craig, a volcanic crag above Cambuskenneth Abbey, from which Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of King Edward I of England, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
The monument is open to the public and visitors can climb a 246 step spiral staircase to reach the viewing gallery inside the monument's crown. The view is amazing and one of the finest sights in Scotland. Views extend from Ben Lomond and The Trossachs in the West, through The Forth Valley past the city of Stirling and The Ochil Hills to The Pentland Hills in the East.
A number of artifacts believed to have belonged
to Wallace are on display inside the monument, including the Wallace Sword,
The battle of Bannockburn was a significant Scottish victory over the English who occupied Stirling Castle. Today you can relive the event at the vistor centre with the help of exhibitions and 3d technology. No visit to Bannockburn would be complete without taking the short walk from the Visitor Centre to the historic landscape and battlefield.
Everyone is awestruck by Castle Campbell. The imposing ruin stands in solemn isolation upon a narrow ridge, overlooked by a crescent of the Ochil Hills. Two precipitous ravines hem it on either side, through which thunder the Burn of Care and the Burn of Sorrow. The setting couldn’t be more dramatic.
Castle is a crenellated (fortified with defensive battlements
or parapets) manor house. The ground floor houses a fascinating slice of Scottish-
The local council has saved the building from demolition and it now stands very imposing surrounded by a local housing estate.
The Falkirk Wheel is a brilliant piece of engineering and the only one in the world. Basically this is a rotating boat lift, lifting boats between the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal. Before this lift was built, boats needed to navigate through 11 sets of locks.
Go Ape is a tree top course containing bridges, climbs, tunnels, jumps, and zip wires. The high rope course has two of Britains longest zip wires, each stretching over 400m long, 150 feet above the ground and over a 90 foot waterfall.
If you have never held a gun in your hands but have wanted to try Clay Pigeon shooting then this is the place to come. Central Scotland Shooting School can train you from total beginner right up to international competitor levels in various different disciplines.
Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is a Zoo, Safari Park
and a children's adventure park with lots of activities. Attractions include
a drive through safari, a boat trip around chimp island, a children's adventure
playground, a walk through a Lemur sanctuary, bird of prey display, sea-
Polmont Hill Snowsports centre has a 100m long artificial ski slope and a 20m nursery slope. Both slopes are floodlit and offer year round, all weather skiing and snowboarding. The main slope has a sprinkler system and button ski tow.
The Helix is a new parkland project in Falkirk.
The park contains 2 huge horse-
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