In the past it was of great importance because of its strategic position. It was located near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and the Highlands as well as it controlled the lowest crossing point of the River Forth.
Nowadays Stirling that claims to be the smallest town in Scotland, still preserves its historic heritage.
The city is most famous for its Old Town and Castle around which cluster beautifully preserved medieval and Renaissance churches and mansions.
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