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Worth a 5 min hike for view

We had been to William Wallace monument and I had read about the beheading stone and canons but... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Harwich, United Kingdom
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Gowan Hill and things to do in Stirling, Scotland

After my meeting in mid June 2017 in Switzerland, we went to Stirling to visit our daughter who was... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Kannan P
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We had been to William Wallace monument and I had read about the beheading stone and canons but didn’t know where gowan hill was but we got off the bus stop opposite it and I spied the cannons so we had a walk up for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

After my meeting in mid June 2017 in Switzerland, we went to Stirling to visit our daughter who was doing her Master’s at Stirling University. Early the next day, Sunday, I woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the mountains visible from Mallini 's rented...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kannan P
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

If you are looking for stunning views/adventure and a peaceful place to gather your thoughts then take a walk up and see for yourself. Myself and my 10 year old daughter took the tiring but worthwhile stroll (especially in these temps) hike up ‘heiding hill’...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kerry S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We chose to take the steep steps by the graveyard and small trails verses the main path. More of a climb than a walk. Great views but not a stroll in the park by any means. Great views once you reach the top, unfortunately vandalism...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Had a walk around the Gowan Hill Heritage Trail, after visiting the nearby Stirling Bridge. Quite a steep short climb to the first part I visited which is actually called Mote Hill. This is the part that's nearest to the River Forth, and where you...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I walked around the Gowan Hill Heritage Trail as part of a walk around the castle. On the day I visited the castle was heaving with multiple bus tours, the car park packed and cars parked in many of the street parking spaces, but I...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank RTPeat
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Great views from the top with plenty of benches to rest and recover. Beheading stone is encased in a cage at the top. Nice to explore nature in the city centre. At the top, kids / teens can sometimes hang out, listening to music and...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Nat-Marie-26
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Me and mum visited the area and heard about the beheading stone on this hill when at the Old Stirling Bridge, which is a short walk away. There is plenty of on street free parking and the hill walk has an information board just off...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lauramY1060PO
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This place is great if you don't have the time to go into Stirling castle or prefer not to spend the money. You can do a lap around the castle itself or go slightly further out. Some of the views are amazing and there are...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Noobab
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The gowan Hill has some of the best dog walking in the area. It's great as there is a fresh water well for the dogs to drink from. There is a bit of work going on just now replacing paths and tree feeling. In the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank mg2103
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