Local Attractions & Things to Do

A huge range of fantastic attractions are on offer close to Thornhill – take a look through some of the highlights below, or get in touch and we’ll be happy to recommend things to do.

Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is just a 10 minute drive from Thornhill and has something for everyone to explore and enjoy including low level and hill walking, cycling, boating, golf, wildlife watching and for the more adventurous, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and mountain biking.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence & a source of national pride. Visitors can now step back into the sumptuous world of Stirling Castle’s royal court. Our £12 million project has returned the six apartments in the castle’s Renaissance palace to how they may have looked in the mid-16th century. A place of power, beauty and history, discover the favoured residence of Scotland’s Kings and Queens! A great day out for all the family and simply unmissable!

National Wallace Monument

Standing tall and proud outside the city of Stirling overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge, the National Wallace Monument is a place where history is something you can touch and feel, as you follow the story of Sir William Wallace, patriot, martyr, and Guardian of Scotland. For over 140 years, this world-famous landmark has fascinated visitors with its exhibits and displays, telling the story of Sir William Wallace.

Bannockburn Battlefield & Heritage Centre

Here in 1314, in one of the defining moments in Scottish history, King Robert the Bruce routed the English forces of King Edward II to win a much-longed-for freedom for the Scots. Today, in the Heritage Centre close to the Borestone (Bruce’s command post for the battle), you can experience the epic encounter in an audio-visual show and exhibition.

Blair Drummond Safari Park

Come to Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park and experience one of the best value for money days out Scotland has to offer. From the Wildlife Animal Reserves to the Adventure Playground and many more attractions, there is plenty of fun and excitement for all the family.

Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve

Flanders Moss is one of Britain’s largest, intact raised bogs extending over three square miles; it is a special place, a National Nature Reserve (NNR) and an internationally important habitat. Take time out to look around you at the everchanging patchwork of colours and to listen to the sounds of bog life. Climb up to the viewing platform for your own bird’s eye view of the Moss.