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Stirling is an area found in the centre of Scotland. Often described by many as the 'Gateway to the Highlands' and 'the brooch which clasps together the Highlands and the Lowlands'.

With beautiful, mountainous landscapes and a city built on history and Scottish traditions, the area is an outstanding place to visit. With many places of natural beauty, including lochs, glens, falls and the River Forth which flows gracefully through the area, the region is a popular tourist spot with much to offer. Read more

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56.339159, -4.624346

4 bedroom cottage sleeps up to 8 people with stunning loch and mountain views. Free WiFi, boats, fishing, kayaks, games room, BBQ hutte, paddle boards and much much more.

Weekly guide price:
£1000 to £2000
Short breaks from £233 per night

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Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

56.452850, -4.334200

"Pine Cottage - Uk43454 - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Killin. The holiday home's kitchen, which features kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. This holiday home has a private entrance, heating and a TV. The unit has 1 bed.

Prices from £175 per night

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56.352121, -4.376983

"Clionadh Shepherds Hut" is a 1 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 2 guests in Lochearnhead. The small village of Strathyre, Gaelic for 'broad winding valley', lies at the head of Loch Lubnaig, sheltered by Ben Ledi, Ben Vane and Ben Shian, just seven miles from the historic town of Callander. Strathyre has long been popular with...

Prices from £478 per night

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56.167428, -4.447676

"House in Stirling and Clackmannanshire" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Stirling. The west wing annexe of this 16th century castle is set in 80 acres of parkland and woods, with a beautiful river, ponds and friendly Highland cows in the heart of Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The...

Prices from £314 per night

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56.358618, -4.338701

"Ninevah" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Lochearnhead. Only seven miles from the ancient town of Callander is the small settlement of Strathyre, which is named after the Gaelic phrase meaning "broad winding valley" and is located at the head of Loch Lubnaig, protected by Ben Ledi, Ben Vane, and Ben...

Prices from £253 per night

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56.176400, -4.391100

"Forth View-uk34217 - Three-Bedroom Holiday Home " is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Aberfoyle. The holiday home's kitchen, which has a dishwasher and kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. The holiday home features a washing machine, a private entrance, a barbecue, heating, as well as a TV. The unit has 3 beds.One...

Prices from £401 per night

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56.243800, -4.216500

"The White House - Three-Bedroom Holiday Home " is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Callander. The holiday home's kitchen, which features a dishwasher and kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. The holiday home provides a washing machine, a private entrance, heating and a TV. The unit offers 5 beds.

Prices from £259 per night

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56.178746, -4.385353

"Aberfoyle Apartment" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 3 guests in Stirling. The village of Aberfoyle lies within The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, a popular tourist destination. From Aberfoyle there is easy access to Loch Katrine, where you can take a gentle boat cruise, or the Lake of Menteith, reputed to...

Prices from £256 per night

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56.339159, -4.624346

"Stob Binnein" is a 4 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 8 guests in Inverardran. Stob Binnein is one of the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom cottages on the Portnellan Estate that can sleep up to 8 people. Winner of visitscotland'S Thistle award for "The Best Accommodation provider" in Central, Tayside and Fife. Winner...

Prices from £511 per night

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56.241280, -4.202690

"The Abbotsford" is a 1 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 2 guests in Callander.

Prices from £173 per night

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56.153250, -3.846440

"Broomhall Castle Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Stirling.

Prices from £162 per night

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56.245120, -4.215400

"Southfork Villa Guesthouse" is a 1 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 2 guests in Callander.

Prices from £105 per night

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56.099660, -4.559760

"Loch Lomond shore Boat House" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Balmaha.

Prices from £365 per night

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56.257820, -4.577630

"Burn View" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Stronachlachar.

Prices from £140 per night

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56.139560, -3.921660

"One Bedroom ground floor flat" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Stirling.

Prices from £145 per night

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56.149550, -3.936570

"Airthrey Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Bridge of Allan.

Prices from £145 per night

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56.133100, -3.964350

"Highland Gate, Stirling by Marston's Inns" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Stirling.

Prices from £113 per night

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56.189390, -4.480920

"Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Aberfoyle.

Prices from £186 per night

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56.465950, -4.318740

"The Courie Inn" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Killin.

Prices from £189 per night

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56.251410, -3.888000

"Cromlix" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Kinbuck.

Prices from £756 per night

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56.344930, -4.467960

"Monachyle Mhor Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Lochearnhead.

Prices from £400 per night

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56.119700, -3.941840

"Stirling Highland Hotel- Part of the Cairn Collection" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Stirling.

Prices from £176 per night

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56.117270, -3.907510

"Holiday Inn Express Stirling, an IHG Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Stirling.

Prices from £118 per night

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56.482310, -4.309850

"Cosy Rowan woodland lodge no3" is a 1 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 2 guests in Killin.

Prices from £150 per night

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56.325650, -4.328370

"An Carraig Log Cabin" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Strathyre.

Prices from £105 per night

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Where to Stay in Stirling

As the heart of Scotland, Stirling city offers visitors all of the things they expect from a popular British city. This includes great places to shop, bars, restaurants and friendly locals. However, Stirling holds many more secrets.

Its history and strong relations to Scottish heroes, kings and queens, make Stirling a hub of interesting stories and legends. Its amazing countryside, with all of its villages and natural wonders, is also worth venturing to. From a buzzing city to an alluring country, Stirling is a destination that has it all!

Stirling Travel Guide

Before booking your holiday cottage in Stirling, you can find all the information you need for your trip here.

Before booking your holiday cottage in Stirling, you can find all the information you need for your trip here.

When to Visit Stirling

Before planning your trip to Stirling, it’s important to know the best time to visit. This will help you plan your break and activities around the weather. Below is a little more information on each of the seasons and what to expect.

Spring is an excellent time to visit Stirling as this is when temperatures start to rise and the landscapes become covered with beautiful flowers. This is also the perfect time to explore the area, as the pleasant weather means you can get out and active without oppressive heat. Visitors can expect temperatures to range from around 2°C to 15°C when visiting Stirling in Spring.

Summer in Stirling is perfect for those seeking a warmer climate. Expect some blue skies and sunshine during this time, with temperatures averaging around 15°C to 17°C. This is great for anyone hoping to explore the beautiful historical city, with longer days and more sunlight.

If you’re seeking frosted landscapes and beautiful scenery, winter is a wonderful time to visit Scotland. The temperature during this time can range from 0°C to 7°C, so be sure to pack plenty of warm clothing! Also, expect some rainfall and the possibility of snow when visiting Scotland in winter. With the festive season approaching, this provides a beautiful time to wander the idyllic streets of Stirling as the pretty lights twinkle during the evenings.

What to Do in Stirling

As well as the vast amount of historical and heritage sites, Stirling is home to stunning landscapes and picturesque views. The King's Knot, a grassy area found in The King's Park, is one of the greenest spaces in the city of Stirling. Legend has it that King Arthur held his court on the spot! The Campsie Hills, or Campsie Fells, are a range of hills outside the city of Stirling. As well as creating beautiful scenery, they are home to many charming villages.

Balfron is known as the capital of The Campsies and offers more of a town feel. For that real sense of Scottish tradition and countryside, villages like Fintry are a must. With white-painted houses and inspiring gardens, Fintry has twice won an award for Scotland's Best Kept Village.

As well as the River Forth, there are many other water wonders around Stirling. Possibly the largest in terms of popularity is Loch Lomond, which is an easy car journey from Stirling city.

The Falls of Falloch are a great picnic spot with a stunning waterfall and woodland surroundings. Be sure to check out Gilmour's Linn waterfall, another popular attraction with a secret cave behind it. This is great for adventures and exploring, alongside the opportunity to experience the mysterious Scottish countryside.

How to Travel to Stirling

If you are travelling from one of the major cities in the UK, below displays an average distance to Stirling so you know what to expect when choosing to visit by car.

London: 426 miles

Birmingham: 304 miles

Glasgow: 27 miles

Liverpool: 234 miles

Bristol: 386 miles

Manchester: 232 miles

Leeds: 238 miles

Edinburgh: 37 miles

Newcastle: 166 miles

There are multiple ways to travel to Stirling. Its excellent public transport links in many of its towns and villages mean you can journey by train or bus from numerous major UK cities. If you travel by car, there are some great service stations to stop off and rest up whilst on your trip, as well as alternative routes depending on what roads you prefer to drive on.

Learn More About the Region

The history and heritage of Stirling are vast. Legends of heroes are whispered about and the area has many historical sites to visit. In 1297, William Wallace fought and won the Battle of Stirling Bridge and in 1314, Robert the Bruce conquered the English army, for Scottish Independence, at the Battle of Bannockburn. A heritage centre exists at the site, which tells the story of the battle.

The National Wallace Monument is also worth a visit for its excellent structure and its story-telling of the great Scottish hero. The two Scots both lived by the saying, 'He who holds Stirling holds Scotland.' Stirling Castle is an awe-inspiring castle which has seen many past kings and queens of Scotland be crowned there. Located on Castle Hill, it is also open for tourists to explore.

Stirling FAQs

  • Are there luxury self-catering cottages in Stirling?

Stirling is a beautiful city with plenty of luxury holiday cottages available. This provides the perfect place to truly relax and unwind after days of exploring. Not only can you stay in a luxurious holiday rental in Stirling, but these cottages are also located in stunning settings, allowing for lovely surrounding vistas.

  • Are there dog-friendly cottages in Stirling?

If you’re planning a trip to Stirling with your four-legged companion, you’re in luck! There are plenty of dog-friendly cottages here, meaning you can explore the stunning city all with your furry friend by your side. This also allows guests to enjoy a weekend break with the whole family - including the dog!

  • Where are the best places to stay in Stirling?

There are so many beautiful places to stay in Stirling, it is hard to narrow it down. We recommend using our search filter, this will help you select your preferences and choose the perfect place for you!

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