From Falkirk, head north to the Kincardine Bridge, which spans the meandering River Forth. Then a quick stop-off in the quaint village of Clackmannan will put you at the home of the Stone of Mannan, a pre-Christian monument which sits in the town square. On the edge of town you’ll spot the impressive golden stones of Clackmannan Tower, which was built in the 1300s by David II.
Heading on, we head to the picturesque town of Alloa. Home to the largest and oldest surviving keep in Scotland, Alloa Tower, it was here that Mary Queen of Scots reconciled with her first cousin, Lord Darnley, whom she married after the death of her first husband, King Francis II.