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Stirling is a vibrant and colourful city with many attractions and accommodation to offer. It is known for its long historical life, as well as its traditional culture and architecture.


Where are we?


   Stirling is located just 35 minutes from Edinburgh and is located in the heart of Scotland.





Stirling Castle:

Stirling Castle is situated at the head of Stirling's Old Town, mounted high on an old volcanic outcrop. No one can confirm when Stirling castle was first built, but references to it begin to appear in historical records of the early 12th Century, many historians believe it was build in 1370. On the outside of the castle you are welcomed with stone statues and carvings which immediately bring the eerie feel of the castle to life.




Six magnificent royal apartments have been returned to how they might have looked in the 1540s, when it was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. Meet costumed performers who will welcome you into 16th century life in one of Scotland's greatest castles. Stirling’s history is probably one of the most famous in the world, especially since the major motion picture ‘Braveheart’, starring Mel Gibson, was released. You can re-live the movie experience with staged battle scenarios as well as other historical reconstructions laid on at the castle. There is a café and car parking also.  If you are in Stirling this is a must see!



Tulibardine Malt Whisky Distillery


This malt whisky distillery is located on the A9 between Stirling and Perth, and is only 15 minutes away from Stirling. Relax and enjoy many different types of whiskies, you can take a tasting and smelling tour to indulge your love of this traditional Scottish spirit.











Drumbrae Riding Centre, Bridge of Allan:


The Drumbrae Riding Centre , is located on the Bridge of Allen, a couple of miles from Stirling. This part of Stirling is home to some of the most fantastic views of the area and is truly breathtaking. People of all ages and abilities can be catered for, and all staff are qualified to provide excellent tuition for any level.




As well as having many attractions, Stirling also contains traditional pubs and restaurants. The town centre contains many shops and cafes. So if after a tiring day sightseeing, relax and chill out in any of the many pubs, restaurants and cafes.




Stirling has a wide range of transport. There are regular buses to any area in Stirling as well as having a reliable and quick taxi service.







There is many bed and breakfasts as well as hotels you can chose from to make your stay in or near Stirling perfect.









Calsay House Bed & Breakfast, Stirling


The house is situated in a residential area of Stirling, midway between the University of Stirling and the town centre. There are three comfortable bedrooms available, two are en-suite and one has a private bathroom. All rooms are freshly decorated, have central heating, television and a DVD player. The rooms to the rear of the house have delightful views to the rear garden and the bedroom at the front over looks Causewayhead Rd and the nearby fields.













Firgrove B&B, Stirling



Firgrove is a spacious Victorian villa built in 1895, just 5 minutes walk from Stirling town centre. You will have easy access to all tourist attractions and is only a short distance from The beautiful Trossachs trail.