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Gowan Hill

Lower Bridge Street, Stirling, Scotland
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Wow!!!

If you are looking for stunning views/adventure and a peaceful place to gather your thoughts then... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kerry S
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Good but tough hike

We chose to take the steep steps by the graveyard and small trails verses the main path. More of a... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
Sarah C
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Kerry S
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Reviewed 8 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

1  Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 10 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

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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

1  Thank RTPeat
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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

Thank Nat-Marie-26
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Reviewed 6 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

Thank Laura M
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Reviewed 1 June 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

1  Thank Noobab
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Reviewed 24 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

Thank mg2103
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This is a hill that leads to all places, you can get to the castle on foot from here as well as seeing the whole of Stirling from its vantage point. It's great for jogging up if you're into fitness and it's also a nice...More

1  Thank Tapiwa M
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

This area has recently been tidied up, it is interactive with new information boards with codes you put in your phone to hear all about what you can see from where you are standing at all the points along its route. Interesting history from the...More

1  Thank thesandyman
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