Friends of Bridge of Allan
Bridge of Allan is located three miles north of Stirling. Although separate from the city it has excellent transport links, while still retaining a pleasant semi-rural environment comprising riverside walks, open spaces, sports facilities and fringing woodlands which contain Wolf Hole Quarry, a Site Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The Town’s many Victorian buildings largely reflect its growth in the mid-nineteenth century as a spa attracting up to 30,000 visitors a year. The architectural legacy of that period has resulted in an extensive area being designated as a Conservation Area with Outstanding status. Such features, together with the nearby National Wallace Monument, the campus of the University of Stirling and associations with famous Scots including Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Robert Louis Stevenson act as a magnet for day visitors and other tourists. Such visitors are catered for by a range of restaurants, cafes and shops which all contribute to Bridge of Allan’s unique ambiance.