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Maggies Motorhome Travelogue - Stirling

If you are planning a tour of Scotland in ahired motorhomeor rented campervan, I have prepared some information that may assist your travels


Stirling: The city is clustered around a large fortress and medieval  old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the “Gateway to the Highlands”, with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands., Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling contains the Great Hall (restored 1999) and the Renaissance Palace (restoration completed 2011) within the Castle.

Getting There: Stirling is linked to Scotland’s motorway and trunk road network including the M9/A9 to Edinburgh, Perth and Inverness and the M80 to Glasgow.


Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth.

Blairdrummond Safari Park

Blair Drummond Safari Park is set amidst the stunning grounds of Blair Drummond House, a late-Victorian house that is now home to the Camphill Trust.  Opened in 1970, the Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is progressively improved each year, often expanding its collection of animals.

The Wallace Monument

One of the best vantage points from which to view Stirling is the top of the national Wallace Monument, a prominent Victorian tower which stands above the river.

Nearby Camping:

Ashmill Caravan Park, Doune,

Auchenbowie Caravan Site, Stirling

About me: I’m Maggie and work for the Motorhome Hire Network (Motorhome City,HirebuddiesandFreedom of Scotland Motorhome Hire. We provide a network of motorhomes to hire and campervans to rent, with over 240 locations throughout the UK. If you would like to find out more, please visit our websites, or if you wish to book a motorhome or campervan, just give us a call on our local rate number 0845 527 3572.

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