Stirling Accommodation

The magnificent Gateway to the Highlands, Stirling, is in fact not only one of the most important places in Scottish history, but also the smallest city in Scotland. Stirling has held a position of strategic importance since the Roman Empire held power over the UK.

Built on a quartz-dolerite outcrop produced by the erosion of an ancient volcano, the first and subsequent fortified buildings, including the castle which stands there to this day, occupies a spot which has un-paralleled views of the surrounding area. The castle has been besieged by many armies during its long history, and has proved a worthy residence for Queen Mary and her son King James VI of Scotland.

Stirling is today a thriving city, and is easily reached via the M9 from Edinburgh, and Edinburgh International Airport. Trains run every few minutes from Edinburgh Waverly or Haymarket stations. Stirling can also be easily reached from Glasgow, via the M9, and Glasgow International airport is approximately a one hour drive away.

With an enormous amount of historic places of interest to visit in and around Stirling, you won't get bored: See Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument, Cambuskenneth Abbey, Stirling Old Bridge, the Church of the Holy Rude, Bannockburn, and Stirling Old Town Gaol.

There are plenty of attractions to see and do in and around Stirling, so if you are staying in the area, this guide to Stirling accommodation for your holiday will be extremely useful. We have grouped together a collection of the best Stirling accommodation, to make your stay all the more delightful.

You may choose to stay in bed and breakfast, self catering, or hotel accommodation. Select the Stirling accommodation for your holiday that fits both your budget and your taste. The bed and breakfasts in and around Stirling are warm and friendly, and exceptionally well maintained. They have a home from home family atmosphere, and convivial and considerate hosts. Your bed and breakfast will have a good selection of rooms, ranging from single, to twin, double and family rooms.

Most guest accommodation in bed and breakfasts will have en-suite facilities, with either a bath or shower, or both, and plenty of fluffy towels, and toiletries. They will be well equipped with hairdryers, TV's and possibly even DVD and CD players. Breakfast is usually a choice of full cooked Scottish breakfast with porridge, or a continental breakfast with lashings of hot tea, coffee, and toast. If you have a special dietary requirement let your hosts know, and they will be able to make something especially for you. Usually there is good off street private parking, and there could also be a secure store for motorbikes, mountain bikes, pushchairs and sporting equipment.

If you choose to stay in a hotel for your sojourn in Stirling, you will be delighted to find a very wide selection of accommodation on offer. Select the right hotel to suit your taste, from classic country house hotels, and city hotels, to small and perfectly formed boutique hotels.

The choice of rooms will range from doubles, twins and family rooms to suites: All will have en-suite facilities, TV, and possibly free Wi-Fi Internet access, which is always handy for business travellers, and planning your route for sightseeing. Naturally an excellent breakfast will be included in the cost of the room. Ample private parking will be available, and the hotel concierge will be able to help you with local information, and anything you may require during your stay.

Alternatively you may prefer the freedom and independence that comes with a self catering holiday cottage or apartment. Self catering accommodation would come with all the facilities required to enjoy your Stirling holiday in comfort and style. From modern kitchen appliances to luxury entertainment systems in the lounge. Some may even offer hot tubs.

Fishing and golf are always popular pastimes in the area with so many good trout and salmon rivers, lochs, and golf courses. There are lots of other fun things to do, from walking, hiking, cycling, bird and wildlife watching, sailing, clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, and climbing, to quad biking.

What ever draws you to the Gateway of the Highlands, you can be sure of a very warm welcome in Stirling accommodation.