With cottages in close proximity to the historic and beautiful city of Stirling there is no better way to explore both Scottish culture and the unspoilt rural countryside of central Scotland with easy access to both lowland and highland landscapes.
At the heart of central Scotland is the country's 'heritage capital'. Stirling is a historic town rich in antique beauty and proud of its nationhood.
Stirling was the site of many battlegrounds of the Wars of Independence and the opulence of three centuries of monarch rule can still be felt in the Old Town mansions beneath the castle rock. Fine examples of medieval, Renaissance and Victorian architecture have been beautifully preserved and provide the highlight of the heritage mile and scenic Back Walk that meanders between the old and new areas of the town.
As one of the country's most important historical sites, Stirling Castle overlooks the town and offers spectacular views from the roof terraces and gardens. There's a vibrant array of historical activities for the family with highlights such as the vaults tour and interactive adventures. Head to the Wallace Monument and climb the 220ft structure to learn about the Scottish icon of independence and gaze out to the Forth Valley and Loch Lomond.
As well as an abundance of museums and galleries, golfers might like to visit Stirling Golf Club; one of many spectacularly scenic courses in the area. Join a cycling tour of the region, hop into an air balloon for a champagne flight or even grab a ticket for a Stirling Albion football match at the Fourthbank Stadium!
Tour the region and you'll find lots of places of interest; picturesque towns, villages, lochs, forest and coast. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are well within reach for days out. The possibilities are limitless - search for Stirling holiday cottages, for accommodation.