Editor Picks: Hotels in Stirling

by Paul Stafford  |  Published October 15, 2020

Stirling Castle stands proud watch over the city of Stirling in Scotland. It is one of Scotland’s most effortlessly charming cities, with the mountains of the southern Highlands rising up above the urban area and often dusted with snow in the winter months. Thanks in large part to its centrally-located castle – one of Scotland’s most important – and its network of hilly cobbled streets, Stirling is also one of the best places to visit in Scotland within an hour’s drive of the Central Belt cities of both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Stirling also makes for an excellent stopover on your way further north, either towards the Trossachs, the Cairngorms or the Highlands.

Only a handful of hotels really serve Stirling city centre and its main landmarks, for the city is small, being home to around 38,000 people. As such it pays to book Stirling hotels early wherever possible. Below is a sample of five excellent accommodation options that cater to a range of requirements and budgets in the city. In putting this selection of hotels together, the value for money, location, comfort, cleanliness and various other factors have all played their part in the reckoning.