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Directions for the Stirling walk

Updated Thursday, 20th November 2008

You can follow in Neil Oliver's footfalls by taking a walk around Stirling.

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These directions will guide you along the route of the Stirling audio walk. Why not print out this page and take it with you?

The walk takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. It’s very flat and easy on the way to the abbey, but entry to the abbey itself may be difficult for wheelchair users. Once inside, most areas are flat but it’s difficult for wheelchair users to access the ruins behind the abbey complex because there are no paved paths and the grass is long.



  • Picnic area on the River Forth
  • Shore Road
  • Stirling
  • FK8 1LE


(a short walk from Stirling Train Station)


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Picnic area

Point 1: Picnic area



Go back onto the road and walk up Shore Road to Abbey Road. At the top of Abbey Road, turn left and walk onto the footbridge (be aware that this bridge isn't shown on the map below).


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Point 2: Footbridge


Continue over the bridge and keep walking straight up the road ahead of you, South Street, until it meets Ladysneuk Road at the top. Stop at the junction and look to your left for a view of the Wallace Monument.

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Junction of South St and Ladysneuk Rd

Point 3: Junction of South Street and Ladysneuk Road


Turn right and walk into the grounds of Cambuskenneth Abbey.

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Cambuskenneth Abbey

Point 4: Cambuskenneth Abbey


There are information signs to help you navigate your way around the remains of the abbey.

If you walk through the gate you can see at the back of the abbey, on the right, you can find the remains of more buildings that were associated with the abbey.

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James III’s grave

Point 5: James III’s grave


At the back of the abbey grounds, you will find a Victorian monument to James III, a descendent – and admirer - of King Robert Bruce.



Interactive map

Here's a rough Google Map with the points marked. Click on the points for more information.

History of Scotland: Walk 3 - Cambuskenneth

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