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County - Stirlingshire | Map
Tel code: 01259 | code search
Postcode: FK10 | code search
Population: 18900
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Alloa has been the County town of Clackmannanshire in Scotland since 1822; it is situated 7 miles east of Stirling on the north bank of the River Forth. The settlement dates back to medieval times with the Alloa Tower built in 1363. The Tower is one of the largest tower houses in Scotland, it has a dungeon, a first-floor well and a collection of Mar family portraits and silver, it was restored in the 1990ís and is open to the public. During the 18th and 19th centuries Alloa developed as a port and was a major brewing centre. Other historically interesting features include, Bauchopís House built in 1695, the neo-perpendicular Gothic style St. Mungoís Parish Church built 1817, the 18th century Mar Inn built beside the harbour and the Town Hall built c1888. Alloa is a popular tourist destination, it has holiday accommodation, shops, fitness and leisure centre, The Speirs Centre Museum and Gallery, golf courses and created in 1714 The Lime Tree Walk leads from the town to the harbour. The scenic Gartmorn Dam Country Park and Local Nature Reserve is a popular attraction in Alloa, it centres around Scotlandís oldest man-made reservoir dating back to the 18th century, the tranquil and picturesque park offers walks, cycle tracks, nature-watching, bank and boat fishing, picnic areas and a visitor centre

Attraction

Alloa Tower

Caravan Park

Woods Caravan Club Site

Care Home

Beechwood Park Nursing Home
Forth Bay Nursing Home
Hillview Court Nursing Home
Kincardine Bridge Care Home
March Glen Care Centre

Council

Clackmannanshire Council

Dentist

Charles Macdonald & Associates
Manor Crescent Dental Centre
Short Stones & Associates

Doctor

Alloa Health Centre
Kincardine Health Centre

Golf Club

Alloa
Alloa Golf Club
Braehead

Pub and Bar

Locker Room
Mansefield Arms
Primrose Bar
Star Inn

The Unicorn Inn
Thistle Bar
Tree-Tops

Restaurant

Azad Tandoori
Bar Aldoís
The Unicorn Inn
Turkish Delight

School

Claremont Primary School
New Struan School
Park Primary School
St Johnís Primary School

Solicitor

Caesar & Howie
Savage Law Practice

Taxi

A VIP Taxi
Andys Taxis
Buchan Town Cars
Conn Cars
Diamond Taxis
Macs Taxis
Micks Taxis

Premier Cars (Scotland) Ltd

Sports Clubs

Alloa Athletic Football Club (Football)

Shops

Boots

Places to Stay near Alloa

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Dunmar House Hotel (1.00 miles)

Dunmar House Hotel
This small family run hotel aims to offer you five star treatment at an affordable price. Whether you want to make use of the facilities for accommodation, a conference, and a meal or simply come ... More | visit website
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Bridge Inn (3.04 miles)

Bridge Inn
It is always a pleasure to see old friends again and to welcome new visitors to our comfortable Inn with 9 newly refurbished en suite rooms enjoying the dramatic and beautiful scenery of the Ochil ... More | visit website
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Airth Castle Hotel & Spa Resort (4.07 miles)

Airth Castle Hotel & Spa Resort

Situated in the heart of Central Scotland, the hotel offers an ideal base for those who are looking to explore the real Scotland. Located 30 minutes from Edinburgh and Glasgow and 10 minutes from the ... More | visit website

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Holiday Inn Express Stirling (4.33 miles)

Holiday Inn Express Stirling
Stay at the relaxing Holiday Inn Express Stirling hotel, 1 mile from Stirling city centre and 15 miles from Loch Lomond. You will arrive to a warm welcome at our Holiday Inn Express hotel in ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Falkirk North (4.53 miles)

Premier Inn Falkirk North
Located within easy reach of the M9 junction 7, with easy access to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. The nearest train station is Larbert 4 miles away. For shops and local amenities Falkirk town centre is ... More | visit website
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Golden Lion Hotel (4.79 miles)

Golden Lion Hotel

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Built in 1786 The Golden Lion Flagship Hotel is one of the main focal points of historic Stirling. Located in the heart of the ... More

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The Old Tram House (5.25 miles)

The Old Tram House
The Old Tram House is close to the famous William Wallace monument, Stirling University, and Stirling Castle and also close to local golf courses and the main city centre of historic Stirling, also provides easy ... More | visit website
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Ravenswood Guest House (5.37 miles)

Ravenswood Guest House
Ravenswood is a Victorian House which offers bed and breakfast (B&B )in comfortable surroundings. The Guest House is located close to the city centre/train station (5 minute car/bus journey or 15 / 20 minute walk). ... More | visit website
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Adamo Stirling (5.38 miles)

Adamo Stirling
Welcome to Adamo Stirling, the perfect choice when looking for a Stirling city centre hotel that combines a stylish interior with all that the city has to offer on itís doorstep. Whether staying for business, ... More | visit website
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Hillhead Farm Lets (5.48 miles)

Hillhead Farm Lets
Hillhead Farm Lets provide three luxury rooms which have been converted from a traditional Scottish farm steading in June 2010. The rooms have been finished to a very high standard and are set ... More | visit website

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