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Top 10 Things to do
This Summer

Check out our top 10 things to do in Stirling and Perthshire while staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro. From historical sites to breathtaking countryside and fun-filled activities, there's so much to discover around Perthshire and Stirling!

1. Wallace Monument

A visit to the Wallace Monument is a must for guests exploring the local area. Standing tall and proud outside the town of Stirling, the Wallace Monument overlooks the scene of Scotland's victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.

For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of the original Braveheart. 

2. Boat Trip on Loch Katrine

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Loch Katrine with an unforgettable boat trip. Jump on a cruise from Trossachs Pier with a choice of either the SS Sir Walter Scott, our classic steam ship, or modern cruisers know as the Lady of the Lake and MacGregor of Glengyle.

There are a variety of routes available with cruises departing throughout the day. For more details, visit

3. Drive via Dukes Pass & The Trossachs

Hop in the car and head for Duke’s Pass – widely regarded as one of the finest drives in the whole of the UK.

Stretching a gentle seven miles in length, you’ll experience the beauty of an estate that’s been attracting discerning travellers since Victorian times. And you'll enjoy the same stunning views over Loch Venachar, Lock Achray and Loch Katrine as they did 100 years ago!

4. Falkirk Wheel

The world’s first rotating boat lift, the Falkirk Wheel is an engineering marvel, which connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.  It's one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions with visitors coming in their thousands to explore an interactive visitor centre, watch the wheel in action and take boat trips to experience the boat lift for themselves.

Learn more at

5. Blair Drummond Safari Park

Scotland's safari park is a great day out for all the family. Visit the Wild Animal Reserves, Adventure Playground, Boat Trip around Chimp Island, Pets Farm, Lemur Land, Flying Fox, Giant Astraglide, Sea Lion Shows, Bird of Prey Centre and Pedal Boats - all included in the entry price.

Blair Drummond Safari Park is open from April to October. Get more information and purchase tickets at


6. Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of enduring national pride. The castle's long, turbulent history is associated with legendary figures from Scotland's past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.

Learn more and book a guided tour at

7. Watersports

Enjoy some of Scotland's finest watersports activities just a short drive from the hotel at Loch Lomond. You can experience a boat trip and explore the 38 islands within the loch or take part in sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, waterskiing, canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. 

8. Andy Murray's Gold Postbox

Be sure to visit the Andy Murray postbox in the high street of Dunblane. It was painted gold in honour of Murray's victory over Roger Federer in the London 2012 Olympics final.

While in the village, visit the cathedral amid a clutch of old-world buildings, among them the 17th century Dean's House. The Allan Water is spanned by a 16th-century single-arch bridge as it flows through the town and there are a number of good riverside walks.

9. Knockhill

Knockhill can make all of your driving dreams come true. Whether it's learning new skills on the skid pan, taming a Ferrari 360, NOT driving in a straight line on the rally stage or flying along in a single seater racing car, it's an experience you won't forget.

To book driving experiences, visit

10. Experience The Kailyard by Nick Nairn

Indulge in sophisticated gourmet cuisine, created with passion, at The Kailyard by Nick Nairn at DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro. Each of our Michelin star-winning chef's signature dishes have a firm emphasis on fresh, locally sourced Scottish ingredients.

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