Springtime in Stirling

To celebrate the Easter Holiday’s, we’ve put together our top 5 places to visit in Stirling. So get out and about and support our local charities and businesses.
  1. Stirling Castle

It’s the perfect time of year to wander round the Castle’s blooming gardens and take in the fantastic views from the Castle walls. We can’t wait to get our tickets, and maybe even pick-up a scone and a cup of tea from the Unicorn Café, which will also be open and serving visitors. Historic Environment Scotland are also offering visitors audio tours available on your mobile phone, and downloadable trails and games, so make sure your phone is charged before you go!

Find out more about ticket prices and opening times here


Photograph of The Smith from their own amazing collection. Image courtesy of The Smith Art Gallery and Museum.

  1. The Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Perfect for a morning wander. Pop inside for a cake and a coffee from the café, and be sure to check out their current temporary exhibition as well as their permanent collection.

  1. Made In Stirling

The Made In Stirling shop and hub is a great community resource, and they have loads of brilliant creative workshops coming up for young people as well as adults, click here to check them out, there’s something for everyone!

  1. Cowane’s Hospital

For the past few years one of Stirling’s oldest buildings, Cowane’s Hospital, has been undergoing an exciting restoration, with Auld Staneybreaks himself even getting the VIP treatment! The exterior of the building has now been beautifully conserved, and work has begun on the interior, where visitors will be able to visit a new exhibition which we funded as well as the gardens and café.

  1. Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument is now in the care of Stirling Council, and whilst it’s always nice to admire it from afar, nothing beats the views you can get from the top of the Monument itself. It’s open from 9:30-5 every day, and it’s best to purchase your tickets ahead of time here.

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