The question of where to eat in Stirling is something we are only too happy to answer, especially during the summer when large numbers of visitors arrive in the city.
Some people come for the historic buildings and battlefields, while for others it is a great place to stay and explore the Highlands, or use as a base while exploring the cities of the central Belt.
However, there are also various big events around here, especially in summer, with some of these being organised under the auspices of Historic Environment Scotland (HES).
The first history-based event in the area is Unicorn, which takes place at Stirling Castle on April 8th and 9th and focuses on the legend of the unicorns, their presence on the Scottish coat of arms and their role in our cultural history. All this will take place alongside lots of family-based activities in and around the castle.
It is one of seven HES events at the castle this year, with the first being Operation: Broken Feather (March 19th-29th), a family-based quest to help a bird with a damaged wing migrate, focusing on the plight of the corncrake as a species.
Kids can enjoy the Make Your Own Crown event from May 5th-8th, there is an exhibition of the works of photographer Erskine Beveridge (June 3rd-August 20th), while there is summer theatre in the form of The Secret Garden (June 20th) and Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (July 18th). Music lovers can experience the Scottish Chamber Orchestra on July 19th.
Of course, these are just some of the big events on this summer in Stirling, with many more to be announced in due course.
In the meantime, the famous buildings are always there, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park is close by and the days will be getting longer and longer until the end of June.
With so much to do, all you really need to do is come and see us to ensure you are well fed and your trip will be complete.