A small city with a big history, Stirling is known for historic attractions and spectacular scenery, not to mention shopping, places to eat and exciting events. Plus it's an ideal base for exploring the surrounding towns, villages and stunning countryside. The city is celebrating it's 900th anniversary in 2024!
Map of Stirling
Travel To and Around Stirling
Getting to Stirling
Bus and coach
There is an hourly non-stop coach service from:
- Glasgow (40 mins)
- Edinburgh (1 hour)
There is a regular bus service from:
- St Andrews (1 hour 30 mins)
- Perth (45 mins)
Stirling's railway station is located just a couple of minutes from the city centre.
Stirling is about 35 minutes from Glasgow by train (Queen Street Station) with three direct services an hour.
It takes 50 minutes from Edinburgh (Haymarket and Waverley stations) with two direct services an hour.
You can also find direct services from:
- London (6 hours)
- Aberdeen (2 hours)
- Dundee (1 hour)
- Inverness (3 hours)
Stirling is a very central and accessible city, with many major roads connecting the city with nearby towns, villages and other major cities across Scotland.
There are various vehicle hire companies across Scotland where you can hire a car, van or motorhome to continue your travels around Scotland.
Getting around Stirling
The city centre is compact and easy to navigate on foot, and the whole area is well connected by bus, rail and taxi services, as well as miles of cycle paths.
Bus and coach
Stirling has a hop-on/hop-off bus, connecting all of the must-see attractions.
A tip from your local expert
Callendar House is a real hidden gem in the heart of Falkirk. Not only has this historic building hosted famous names like Mary Queen of Scots, but you can also find part of the Antonine Wall in the grounds!
Assistant iCentre Manager, Stirling
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