Willy Tips


Stirling Castle
June 2019

During the Wars of Independence, which were civil wars among the Scots as well as a struggle between Scotland and England, the castle changed hands eight times in 50 years.

The National William Wallace Monument
May 2019

An important fact about the National Wallace Monument building is that it was partially funded by contributions from a number of foreign donors.

The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
April 2019

The gallery has a collection of notable historic and artistic significance and offers exhibition opportunities for contemporary artists.


Stirling Old Town Jail
March 2019

The Old Tolbooth Jail, considered at that time the worst prison in Britain by Frederick Hill, first Inspector of Prisons for Scotland, was far too crowded.


Stirling Old Bridge
February 2019

The Bridge history started the 1400s and 1500s. Stirling Old Bridge has an important place in Scotland history due to its location over river crossings.


The Church of the Holy Rude
January 2019

The church is the second oldest building in Stirling after Stirling Castle. Holy Rude” means Holy Cross, giving it the same origin as Holyrood…


Dunblane Cathedral
December 2018

Dunblane is not actually a Cathedral anymore, due to the abolition of bishops, after the Scottish Reformation, and it is now of Presbyterian…


Alloa Tower
November 2018

Alloa Tower, which is now owned by National Trust for Scotland, is easy to get from Stirling (9 miles) by car, train, bus, cycling or even walking.