If Stirling Castle is closed or you don’t want to pay the entrance fee, you can still have a very interesting and scenic walk. You’ll find the steps down to Back Walk at the top left corner of the castle car park. Back Walk is the oldest publicly maintained road in Scotland, following the perimeter of the Old Town walls.
Wallace Monument from Stirling Castle Esplanade
At the bottom of the steps are the Old Town Cemetries.
The Church of the Holy Rude behind the Old Town Cemeteries
Threatening skies above the Old Town Cemeteries
Looking toward Dumbarton road from the Old Town Cemeteries
Headstones in the Old Town Cemeteries
The Star Pyramid in the Old Town Cemeteries
Stirling Castle walls from the Old Town Cemeteries
Looking down from Back Walk
As you descend, the leaves on the trees obscure most of the views. Back Walk ends beside the Albert Halls, just up from the main shopping area in Stirling.