1. Bracklinn Falls, Callander
If you want a waterfall like no other, this is the place to go. Prettiest after a shower – it’ll be the only time you’re hoping for rain!
Where: G83 8EQ
2. Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, Aberfoyle
The cycle path from Aberfoyle, through the park and down the other side along Loch Venachar and into the town of Callendar is 13 miles of sheer joy.
Where: FK8 3XL
3. Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirling
Others may be more famous, but this 12th Century beauty is the resting place of King James III.
Where: FK9 5NG
4. Doune Castle
Used as one of the filming locations for the movie Monty Python & The Holy Grail, this 100-year-old former hunting lodge is a huge hit with film fans.
Where: FK16 6EA
5. Golden Postbox, Dunblane
You really must see this post box in tennis ace Andy Murray’s hometown, painted gold in honour of his Olympic win – and, like Judy, have your picture taken next to it!
Where: FK15 0ER
Right in Stirling Castle’s shadow, it’s frequently overlooked. That’s a real shame as it has more than 40,0000 objects telling the city’s fascinating story.
Where: FK8 2RQ
7. Luss Parish Church, Luss
Luss is always busy but the church is lovely and quiet – and you can see where celebs like Noel Edmonds wed.
Where: G83 8NZ
8. Falls of Falloch near Crianlarich
An intricately woven viewpoint structure allows you to experience the falls at close range. Phenomenal.
Where: FK10 8RL
One of the largest collections of Communion tokens – and the history of Dunblane and the Cathedral!
Where: FK15 0AQ
10. The Hippodrome, Bo’ness
An old cinema that opened in 1912 and, thanks to restoration, still looks stunning today. Pass the popcorn please!
Where: EH51 0AA
11. Loch Arklet by Inversnaid
Start at Aberfoyle and drive to this great little loch. Boasting stunning views over to Arrocher Alps, it’s a perfect picnic spot. summer and fantastic photo stop in winter.
Where: FK8 3TU
12. Doon Hill Fairy Walk, Aberfoyle
Climb the mystical home of the fairies, passing through beautiful woodland and countryside.
Where: FK8 3UG
13. Inchcailloch Island, Loch Lomond
Experience complete peace and tranquility on this uninhabited island, where you can camp out overnight.
Where: G63 0JG
Little museum housed in the 17th Century stable block of Kinneil House, filled with Roman artefacts.
Where: EH51 0PR
15. Duncryne Hill, Stirlingshire
Known locally as The Dumpling, the reward at the top is one of the best views of Loch Lomond.
Where: G83 8RZ
Want to explore more of Scotland? Head to our Scottish Gems section.
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