Clackmannanshire is the smallest county in Scotland. Located centrally, it is bordered by Perthshire to the north, Stirlingshire to the west, and Fife and Kinross-shire to the east. The shire incorporates parts of the Ochil Hills, including Ben Cleuch, the highest point of the hill range. This area is resplendent for walkers and for those keen to explore, the villages of Alva, Tillicoultry, Dollar and Muckhart providing many options for access to the hills. The county town is Alloa, and its main attraction is the restored medieval Alloa Tower, one of Scotland’s oldest and largest keeps. Other sites of interest include Castle Campbell in Dollar, a 15th Century fortress, and Clackmannan Tower found in the shire’s namesake town. If you are willing to travel, the thriving cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow are both popular for day trips.