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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This route takes you from Stirling bus station to to the King's Knot at the base of the castle via the city centre, the Albert Halls and the Smith Art Gallery and Museum. The route is reasonably flat with only a few short, easy gradients. There are lots of facilities that can be found in the pedestrianised city centre such as cash points, food outlets, public telephones and seating. The section between the pedestrianised centre and the King's Knot does not have any seating but a visit to the Smith Art Gallery is worthwhile and is a good opportunity for a break. There is a cafe in the museum. All road crossings have dropped kerbs and usually tactile paving.

Surveyed by: Richard Barron, May 2014 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 1More Information
Distance: 1.4 km

Public Transport: Public transport is available. You can ask for bus service information at Stirling bus station on Goosecroft Road or go to Traveline Scotland www.travelinescotland.com or phone 0871 200 22 33.
Car Park: There is a car park available at the train station, which is on the route. Other car park information can be found at www.stirling.gov.uk/services/planning-and-the-environment/parking-and-car-parks . There are also two Park and Rides at Castle View and also Springkerse. More information can be found at www.stirling.gov.uk/services/transport-and-streets/environment-friendly-transport/park-and-ride-schemes
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: Toilets are available in the bus station and the Thistle Centre (shopping centre with an entrance by the bus station and city centre).

Full Profile

Inside Stirling bus station. Newsagent, cafe, toilets and seating is available.

Accessible toilets Inside Stirling bus station. Newsagent, cafe, toilets and seating is available.

Entrance to Stirling bus station. Cycle parking is available.

Path Entrance to Stirling bus station. Cycle parking is available.

Row of bus stands with bus timetables. Stands all have shelter and bench seating.

Shelter Row of bus stands with bus timetables. Stands all have shelter and bench seating.

Controlled pedestrian crossing across road entrance to bus station. Dropped kerbs and tactile paving in place.

Path Controlled pedestrian crossing across road entrance to bus station. Dropped kerbs and tactile paving in place.

Controlled pedestrian crossing with dropped kerbs and tactile paving.

Path Controlled pedestrian crossing with dropped kerbs and tactile paving.

The pavement is wide and there is a cafe on the corner.

Cafe The pavement is wide and there is a cafe on the corner.

 

Path

Start of the city centre. There is an information board, sign post, shelter under shop canopy, ATM and litter bins. The pavement remains wide.

Shelter Start of the city centre. There is an information board, sign post, shelter under shop canopy, ATM and litter bins. The pavement remains wide.

City centre amenities such as public telephones, litter bins, shelter under shop canopies.

Path City centre amenities such as public telephones, litter bins, shelter under shop canopies.

City centre amenities incluing sign posts, cafes and one of entrances to the Thistle Shopping Centre where there are shops, cafes, toilets and seats.

Path City centre amenities incluing sign posts, cafes and one of entrances to the Thistle Shopping Centre where there are shops, cafes, toilets and seats.

Continue along the wide pavement past more cafes, shops and an ATM.

Cafe Continue along the wide pavement past more cafes, shops and an ATM.

Pavement narrows but it is still wide enough.

Path Pavement narrows but it is still wide enough.

The pedestrianised city centre. This area offers cafes, food outlets, public telephones, seating, information boards and ATMs.

Information The pedestrianised city centre. This area offers cafes, food outlets, public telephones, seating, information boards and ATMs.

The pedestrianised city centre. This area offers cafes, food outlets, public telephones, seating, information boards and ATMs.

Seat The pedestrianised city centre. This area offers cafes, food outlets, public telephones, seating, information boards and ATMs.

The pedestrianised city centre. This area offers cafes, food outlets, public telephones, seating, information boards and ATMs.

Path The pedestrianised city centre. This area offers cafes, food outlets, public telephones, seating, information boards and ATMs.

Entrance to Thistle shopping centre where you can find cafes, cash points, toilets, post office and shops.

Feature of Interest Entrance to Thistle shopping centre where you can find cafes, cash points, toilets, post office and shops.

Information board located near the end of the pedestrianised area.

Information Information board located near the end of the pedestrianised area.

Leave the pedestrianised centre and continue along the pavement. Sign posts are on the pavement but still wide enough for mobility scooters to pass.

Path Leave the pedestrianised centre and continue along the pavement. Sign posts are on the pavement but still wide enough for mobility scooters to pass.

Bus stop

Public Transport Bus stop

Information board.

Information Information board.

Wide pavement continues. Opportunity to go up the hill to the Corn Exhange entrance to the old town.

Path Wide pavement continues. Opportunity to go up the hill to the Corn Exhange entrance to the old town.

Crossing point across pavement. Dropped kerbs present.

Path Crossing point across pavement. Dropped kerbs present.

Allan Park South Church of Scotland.

Museum & Heritage Allan Park South Church of Scotland.

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing point.

Path Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing point.

There is a short incline on the corner up to the tactile paving crossing point.

Gradient There is a short incline on the corner up to the tactile paving crossing point.

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing point.

Path Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing point.

The Alert Halls has a restaurant, toilets, cycle parking and on site car parking.

Feature of Interest The Alert Halls has a restaurant, toilets, cycle parking and on site car parking.

Wide pavement.

Path Wide pavement.

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing point.

Path Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing point.

 

Path

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing point.

Path Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing point.

Holy Trinity Episcopol Church.

Museum & Heritage Holy Trinity Episcopol Church.

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing points.

Path Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing points.

Passing by the bowling club.

Path Passing by the bowling club.

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing.

Path Dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing.

Fingerpost outside the Smith Museum showing directions to different places in the area.

Direction Fingerpost outside the Smith Museum showing directions to different places in the area.

The Smith Museum entrance. There are toilets and a cafe inside with a pleasant garden to the rear.

Museum & Heritage The Smith Museum entrance. There are toilets and a cafe inside with a pleasant garden to the rear.

Bus stop as well as an information board with local history.

Public Transport Bus stop as well as an information board with local history.

Dropped kerbs and tactile paving in place at crossing to the King's Knot.

Path Dropped kerbs and tactile paving in place at crossing to the King's Knot.

Entrance to the King's Knot with Stirling Castle in the background.

Feature of Interest Entrance to the King's Knot with Stirling Castle in the background.

Information board about the King's Knot.

Information Information board about the King's Knot.

View over the King's Knot to Stirling Castle.

Feature of Interest View over the King's Knot to Stirling Castle.

Stirling bus station to the King's Knot via the Albert Halls and the Smith Museum Phototrail

 

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