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WELCOME TO GNWS TRAVEL GUIDE FOR SCOTLAND
LOCH LOMOND, THE TROSSACHS, STIRLING & FORTH VALLEY
Extending across central Scotland from east to west, the scenery of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley are fantastically contrasting. Towns and villages are spread across coast, country, mountains and glens, and with the famous city of Stirling to experience, it's no wonder that there are a plethora of things to do and places to explore in the region. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, are designated as a National Park.
Situated between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde, the region is intertwined by rivers, canals and lochs, giving plenty of activities to be enjoyed on the water while taking in the beautiful green landscapes. Loch Lomond is the largest inland stretch of water in Britain and has areas sheltered enough for ski-ing but open enough for sailing. Try jet ski-ing, canoeing, sailing, wakeboarding, wakeskating and water ski-ing. It is suitable for canoes and dinghies to speed-boats, yachts and cruisers. Also enjoy horse-riding, cycling and walking. Enjoy dining out in and around Loch Lomond. Choose from a wide array of restaurants, bistros, country pubs to busy bars. Go shopping at Loch Lomond Shores which includes shops such as Jenners.
Evidence of Stirling’s and Scotland’s tumultuous past can be found today at the Bannockburn Heritage Site and The Wallace Monument, both within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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A visit to the immensely historic Stirling Castle is a must. Built around the 12th century, it sits majestically on Castle Hill and offers a treasure trove of historical information. The National Wallace Monument stands tall outside Stirling and offers spectacular views at its summit. Walk up the 250 steps to the top of the monument. There are exhibits on each level giving an account of Scotland's own Braveheart. Enjoy a snack and cup of tea at the cafe.
Pay a visit to The Battle of Bannockburn experience. Using thrilling 3D technology you can learn about this momentous event in Scottish history and experience medieval combat. You'll be able to take command of the knights and soldiers who fought in 1314, outwitting fellow visitors on the virtual battlefield.
As Scotland’s newest city, Stirling nestles in the Forth Valley and strikes the perfect balance between contemporary cosmopolitan chic with ancient buildings, cobbled streets and Stirling Castle, towering majestically above Stirling’s Old Town. Boasting excellent provision of first-class entertainment, events and great shopping, Stirling is an idyllic destination for an alternative city break, offering an equally energetic getaway like its Glasgow and Edinburgh counterparts.