Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling and the Forth Valley

Stirling Castle
The Trossachs & Stirlingshire

Where is it?

Found north of Glasgow, and encompassing Scotland it a nutshell with stunning lochs, mountain scenery, and historic sites. 

Why visit? 

The areas of Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, and the Forth Valley, as well as the city of Stirling are all within easy reach of the major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Their excellent location makes them ideal for anyone who wants to see some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery but has limited time to do so. 

Outdoor adventures, walks, boat trips on Loch Lomond, interactive historical experiences at The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre are just a few of the things you could here do on your Scotland trip. 

Major cities/towns


Perched on a craggy rock at the heart of the Old Town is Stirling Castle, which overlooks the surrounding countryside and was an important strategic point in Scotland’s history. You can also visit the National Wallace Monument and the interactive Battle of Bannockburn Experience 


Home to the Falkirk Wheel, a fantastic example of modern design, the wheel is a rotating boat-lift at the meeting place of the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Union Canal. As well as the Wheel you can visit The Kelpies, 30-metre high metal horse head sculptures depicting the famous  Scottish mythical creatures. It is also the location of one of Scotland’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Antonine Wall, built by Romans across central Scotland. 

Known for 

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

One of Scotland’s most iconic lochs can be found within this national park, surrounded by hills and glens with plenty of hiking trails and adventure activities on offer.

The Trossachs & Stirlingshire Guides