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Welcome to The Barn Lodge

Address: Croftside Farm, Stirling, FK7 8EX

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The Barn Lodge rooms are converted barns consisting of 2 double rooms, 1 twin room and 4 family rooms which can either sleep 3 or 4 people, providing guests with comfortable centrally heated rooms with en-suite facilities. As our rooms are out with the house we are room only, no breakfast. There is a restaurant at the end of our driveway serving lunches and dinner. The Barn Lodge has off street parking available for all guests. For your comfort, the premises are strictly Non-Smoking. The Barn Lodge is situated minutes from the Stirling motorway service station. Ideally situated in central Scotland, Stirling gives easy access to the motorway links to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth and is an ideal starting position for visiting the Trossachs and the Highlands. Given that the Barn Lodge accommodation only offers a room only facility, we are always asked where guests can get something to eat. Firstly, at the end of the driveway, just a few minutes walk away is the Pirnhall restaurant located next to the Travelodge, where breakfast is served every morning. They also serve nice lunches and dinner. All Barn Lodge guests are welcome to use the facilities. Restaurants. The Pirnhall Restaurant, Bannockburn Road - at the entrance to the Barn Lodge. The Riverhouse Restaurant, Castle Business Park, Stirling. Italia Nostra, Baker Street, Stirling. (Italian) Spice Garden, Allan Park. (Indian).

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Stirling Castle - Castle

Stirling Castle - Castle

Distance 3.01 miles (4.82 km)
Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles, both historically and architecturally, in Scotland. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification from the earliest times. Most of the principal buildings of the castle date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A few structures of the fourteenth century remain, while the outer defences fronting the town date from the early eighteenth century. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1542. There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle, including several during the Wars of Scottish Independence, with the last being in 1746, when Bonnie Prince Charlie unsuccessfully tried to take the castle. Stirling Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is now a tourist attraction managed by Historic Scotland.

Wallace Monument - Landmark

Wallace Monument - Landmark

Distance 3.89 miles (6.23 km)
The Wallace Monument is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling in Scotland. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero.
The tower was constructed following a fundraising campaign, which accompanied a resurgence of Scottish national identity in the 19th century. In addition to public subscription, it was partially funded by contributions from a number of foreign donors, including Italian national leader Giuseppe Garibaldi. Completed in 1869 to the designs of architect John Thomas Rochead at a cost of 18,000, the monument is a 67-metre (220 ft) sandstone tower, built in the Victorian Gothic style. It stands on the Abbey Craig, a volcanic crag above Cambuskenneth Abbey, from which Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of King Edward I of England, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
The monument is open to the general public. Visitors climb the 246 step spiral staircase to the viewing gallery inside the monument's crown, which provides expansive views of the Ochil Hills and the Forth Valley.
A number of artifacts believed to have belonged to Wallace are on display inside the monument, including the Wallace Sword, a 1.68-metre (5 ft, 6 in) long claymore. Inside is also a Hall of Heroes, a series of busts of famous Scots, effectively a small national Hall of Fame.