Stirling

With strong roots in Scottish strategic history, this city also serves as an excellent base for day trips.

Stirling is the largest city in Central Scotland. The city is clustered around a large fortress and medieval old-town. The city is located at the mouth of the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the Highland Boundary Fault between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, indeed, it has been described as the brooch which clasps the Highlands and the Lowlands together. Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling contains the Great Hall, and the Renaissance Palace within the Castle. Stirling also has its medieval parish church, The Church of the Holy Rude, where King James VI was crowned King of Scots on 29 July 1567.
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