Stirling travel guide

Stirling Tourism | Stirling Guide

You're Going to Love Stirling

With a population of 33,012, Stirling is a must-see destination in Scotland, United Kingdom. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Stirling

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Allan Park (20 Allan Park) and La Cucina (64 Henderson Street) are great picks.

When to visit Stirling

Stirling in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Stirling in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Stirling


Although Stirling doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport (EDI), which is located 39 km from Stirling. The shortest flight to Stirling from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 43h 50m.


Avanti West Coast is the most popular train carrier serving Stirling, followed by Lumo. The train journey from Stirling to Glasgow takes 0h 48m and costs around $30 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about $43 for a 3h 13m trip. Located 0.7 km from the city centre, Stirling is the busiest station in Stirling. Another popular train station is Stirling Bridge of Allan, located 5 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Stirling is to pick up a car hire from Manchester, which is about 312 km from Stirling. You’ll find branches of Easirent and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Manchester.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stirling, including Megabus, FlixBus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Stirling takes 90 km and will cost you around $23. From Dundee, the ticket costs about $13 for a journey of 153 km. The most popular bus station is Stirling Bannockburn, Heritage Centre, located 2.3 km from the city centre of Stirling. Stirling Forth Valley College is also a commonly used station, and is 2.7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Stirling

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Where to stay in Stirling

From 5-star hotels such as the Victoria Square & The Orangery to great affordable options like the Ravenswood Guest House, Stirling offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $219 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $329 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Stirling

Most booked hotels in Stirling

Roman Camp Country House Hotel
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Holiday Inn Express Stirling, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
The Waverley Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
King Robert Hotel
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Stirling Court Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
The Stirling Highland Hotel
Good (7.8, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Stirling

Expect to pay $2.94 per litre in Stirling (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $35.23 and $46.98.