If you go to sterling you have to go to Wallace’s Tower. It was one of the best things I did on my second trip to Scotland. It is really really amazing! There is a little shuttle bus that runs frequently or you can walk up the hill to the tower.
There are a few steps up to the top of the tower, 246 steps to be exact! Now there are a few floors in the tower so you can take a break and catch your breath. Keep in mind that the stair case is tiny and you should be courteous and if someone is coming up you should stop and wait for them to pass as you don’t want some one falling down a never ending staircase! The view from the top is absolutely breathtaking!
The different floors have a load of information of Sir William Wallace and Sterling. It’s worth a look. This place is gorgeous, I recommend it in summer because of the beautiful view and also the walk back down is lovely when all of the flowers are in bloom and the sun is out.
It is a definite must on things to do! I couldn’t recommend it enough!