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Macdonald Hotels in Falkirk, near Stirling

About Our Macdonald Hotels in Falkirk, near Stirling

They call it 'Scotland's Heart' and you'll quickly see why Stirling deserves that description. Its history puts it right at the centre of Scotland's story. Stirling Castle's the best place to begin, with its tales of kings, queens, sieges, back stabbing and glory. Home of the Stuart Kings and Mary Queen of Scots, it's not to be missed.

Close to the castle is the site of Bannockburn, Scotland's most celebrated battle. The heritage centre tells its story. Then you can go on to meet the real Braveheart at the National Wallace Monument. There's even more history in Stirling Old Town Jail, a taste of the grim life behind bars in a 19th century prison.

Rather more refined is the Church of the Holy Rude where the very young James VI was crowned in 1567. A wilder day out, the nearby Blair Drummond Safari Park is hugely entertaining, with a cast of lemurs, giraffes, zebras and elephants, amongst other attractions.  Nearby you can also visit Falkirk's latest attraction The Helix, home of the famous Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel.  Callendar Park is also a short distance away, here you will be able to explore 170 acres of grounds and the magnificent Callendar House.