Spotlight on: Stirling
Only a short hop from some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, the ancient town of Stirling is well worth a visit. Synonymous with two of Scotland’s greatest heroes, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, there's plenty here to wile away a day. Stirling's oldest ale-house, The Settle Inn is a quaint little pub tucked away on the back streets of Stirling. While those interested in history should head straight to Stirling Castle, which stands high above the city on an extinct volcano. Those looking for something a little more active can head for a brisk stroll up the Dumyat. Some call it a mountain; others say it’s a hill. Either way, the view from the summit is worth the climb.