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If you'd like to experience some of the wilder side of Scotland, but aren't ready to head too far North, the Trossachs and Loch Lomond are an excellent choice. If you are driving there from Perth or Edinburgh, the historic city of Stirling is on your way and worth a stop off.

Stirling highlights


  • Stirling castle, home of the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots, is one of Scotland's most stunning castles

  • At the National Wallace Monument you can learn all about the real Brave Heart (William Wallace), and enjoy a great view from the top of the monument: apparently on a good day you can see as far as Edinburgh!


Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park


Scotland's first national park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park comprises 720 square miles of beautiful bens (mountains), glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes), including Loch Lomond which is immortalised in the traditional Scottish song "the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond".


There's plenty to keep the adventurous busy here, either on the water (sailing, windsurfing, canoing, waterskiing) or on dry land (walking, cycling, climbing). For nature-lovers, the beautifully forested Trossachs offer the chance to glimpse herds of deer, red squirrels and a wealth of birds, from grouse to osprey.


There are lots of options to stay in this area – from beautiful country mansions, to homely B&Bs, or even lakeside lodges.


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