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 one of the most popular cities to visit 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
C$ 107
1 night at 3-star hotel
Stirling in October
Estimated hotel price
C$ 107
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 Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 6h 30m.


Lumo is the most popular train carrier serving Stirling, followed by Avanti West Coast. The train journey from Stirling to Glasgow takes 0h 48m and costs around C$ 24 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Manchester, expect to pay about C$ 35 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 rental from Edinburgh, which is about 49 km from Stirling. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Hertz, among others, in Edinburgh.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Stirling, including FlixBus, Megabus and National Express. From Glasgow, the bus ride to Stirling takes 105 km and will cost you around C$ 20. From Newcastle upon Tyne, the ticket costs about C$ 17 for a journey of 241 km. The most popular bus station is Stirling Bannockburn, Heritage Centre, located 2.3 km from downtown 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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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 C$ 180 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 268 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)
C$ 257+
Holiday Inn Express Stirling
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 175+
The Waverley Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
C$ 172+
King Robert Hotel
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 97+
Stirling Court Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
C$ 101+
Stirling Highland Hotel- Part of the Cairn Collection
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
C$ 175+

Renting a car in Stirling

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 5% more expensive than at Edinburgh Turnhouse.

Expect to pay C$ 2.40 per litre in Stirling (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 28.70 and C$ 38.27. The most frequently booked car type in Stirling is Premium (Mercedes-Benz V-Class or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Opel Corsa or similar) are, on average, 71% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.