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Stirling is a city in central Scotland.The city is clustered around a large fortress and medieval old-town.Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling contains the Great Hall (restored 1999) and the Renaissance Palace (restoration completed 2011) within the Castle. Top of the Town consists of Broad Street, Castle Wynd, Ballengeich Pass, Lower Castle Hill Road, Baker Street ( formerly Baxters St) and St Mary's Wynd. These streets all lead up to Stirling Castle and are the favourite haunt of tourists.

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland.

See The Royal Palace, The Great Hall, Stirling Heads Gallery, The Palace Vaults, The Chapel Royal, The Great Kitchens, The Stirling Tapestries, Argyll's Lodging, Regimental Museum, The Castle Exhibition

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National Wallace Monument

National Wallace Monument

The National Wallace Monument is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling It commemorates Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero. For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays.

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Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

Educational museum of regiment's history, includes uniforms, weapons and soldiers' personal items. The Museum has archives and objects that tell the fascinating story of the Regiment over the past 200 years.

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Church of the Holy Rude

Church of the Holy Rude The church was founded in 1129 during the reign of David I, but earliest part of the present church dates from the 15th century. As such it is the second oldest building in Stirling after Stirling Castle, parts of which date from the later 14th century. The chancel and tower were added in the 16th century. In the Siege of Stirling Castle in 1651 by General Monk, during the English Civil War, the church and churchyard suffered damage from musket shots, which is still visible.

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Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum

Stirling Smith Art Gallery & Museum is dedicated to the promotion of cultural and historical heritage and the arts, from a local scale to nationally and beyond. It is also known locally by its original name of "The Smith Institute". Today, it functions as a gallery, museum and cultural centre for the Stirling area. It is the repository for the historical artefacts and paintings of Stirlingshire, at the same time offering exhibition opportunities for contemporary artists. A café and biodiversity garden are among its newest attractions.