About Stirling 

Stirling is Scotland's newest city - created Royal burgh by King David I in 1130 it was absorbed into Central Region in 1975. In 2002 as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee it was granted city status.

The Church of the Holy Rude (meaning cross) is one of Stirling's most historically important buildings. It was rebuilt in the 1400's after a catastrophic fire and beside Westminster Abbey is the only surviving church in Britain to have held a coronation - the coronation of James VI of Scotland (Mary Queen of Scots infant son) took place there in 1567.

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Stirling was also the site of Scotland's first powered flight in 1909 by Frank and Harold Barnwell and plays host to many famous hauntings like the Green Lady of the Castle and the nearby "Settle Inn" is considered one of the most haunted places in Scotland. The city and surrounding area has also been the site of many famous battles including the Battle of Stirling bridge and the Battle of Bannockburn. It is also supposed that Stirling is the fortress of luddeu or Urbs Giudi where Oswiu of Northumbria was besieged by Penda of Mercia in 655.

As a visitor to Stirling and the surrounding area you'll never be short of things to do. The world famous Falkirk Wheel is just a short distance away, and many of Scotland's first class golf courses are easily reachable. Blair Drummond Safari Park is a short drive away into the beautiful surrounding countryside and you can't miss visiting the castle and the Old Town Jail.    

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