Where To Stay In Stirling, Scotland: 10 Best Hotels & Holiday Homes - Updated 2022

where to stay in stirling uk

It has been said that Stirling is the gateway to highlands, a “brooch that connects the highlands to the lowlands.” A town with a rich and long history located on the river Forth surrounded by lush farmland, medieval castles, and churches. Here you’ll find some of the best of Scottish culture.

If you’re heading to the UK or even just Scotland make sure you visit Stirling because it truly is a hidden gem in an interesting location. A middle ground between the highlands and the lowlands, it shouldn’t be missed. Here are some of the best spots to stay while you’re there!

1. Quirky little house (from 60 USD)

Located away from the city center, this accommodation offers a nice little private retreat without being too far away from the city. With a private terrace and bright and spacious decor, it’s really a nice spot to enjoy your days or nights. The back garden has a fire pit and seating. Also, the owner encourages guests to pick some fruit from the trees growing in the summer time.

Quirky little house

Price: from 60 USD

Number of Guests: 4

2. Buzzard Cottage with lakeside view (from 130 USD)

Buzzard Cottage is located on a private 34-hectare (84-acre) hillside estate overlooking the nearby lake and located in the Trossachs hills. A great spot for nature lovers and people looking to get outside and explore the nearby hills and lake or maybe going out for a little hike. The cottage has been recently refurbished and has original stone walls. A great spot for people with families, nature lovers, adventurers or people who just want to keep cozy in a beautiful private cottage. Of course, the spacious cottage has a private garden and terrace for anyone who wants to hang out by the BBQ

Buzzard Cottage with lakeside view

Price: from 130 USD

Number of Guests: 7

3. Gladstone Victorian (from 196 USD)

Another great piece of history to not only visit but live in! Boasting many original period pieces like the fireplace and log burning stove, decorative plaster work, high ceilings and ornate glass etching, you’ll feel like you’ve transported yourself back to the Victorian era. It wouldn’t be a Victorian home without a private garden; directly down a few steps is the private path that leads you to the deck area, where you can enjoy a nice morning coffee or BBQ at night.

Gladstone Victorian

Price: from 196 USD

Number of Guests: 10

4. Lochside Lodge (from 167 USD)

The Lochside Lodge is a very large Victorian House situated on a loch! Situated right next to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, this house is simply amazing for anyone who wants to get out the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some time in nature next to the lake. You won’t be able to find an area here with a bad view. It has oak floors, wood burning stove and best of all, a large bay window overlooking Loch Katrine.

Lochside Lodge

Price: from 167 USD

Number of Guests: 8

5. Stirling Highland Hotel (from USD 165)

Built in the mid-1800s this building once served as the high school in Stirling. Centrally located and only a 10-minute walk from the historic castles of the area, the hotel also features an award-winning restaurant. Enjoy gourmet cuisine or a drink at the appropriately named “Headmaster’s Study Bar.”

Stirling Highland Hotel- Part of the Cairn Collection

Wifi Available

Address: 29 Spittal Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

6. Golden Lion Hotel (from USD 118)

Only a short ten-minute walk to the beach, this hotel has been in business for more than 200 years! Many important people have stayed here including royalty! The Scottish poet Robert Burns is said to have written a poem on a window frame here and a plaque commemorates this on the front as you enter the hotel. There are shops and pubs right nearby and many of the local places of interest are located within 10 minutes from the hotel. Stay in the famous and historic hotel and leave feeling like royalty!

Golden Lion Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 8/10 King Street
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

7. Hotel Broomhall Castle (from USD 131)

Stay in a historic hotel in the Ochil Hills! This nineteenth-century castle has been fully renovated into a hotel with charming rooms and four poster beds. Each room comes with coffee and tea and the hotel restaurant serves meals from locally sourced food. Featuring views of Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, the castle is only 30 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Perfect for a romantic getaway!

Broomhall Castle

Wifi Available

Address: Long Row
Accommodates: 2

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden Non-smoking rooms Fishing

8. Period home

This historic home property started its life as a church hall and has since been converted to a quirky small two bedroom house. A twenty-minute walk to the city center and train/bus stops located right outside. Small shops and pubs are also located just a short walk away. The owners suggest checking out the nearby castle and surrounding views where you can imagine the immense medieval battles taking place. A great spot to check out for history lovers for sure!

Quirky period home in Stirling
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
114 reviews
Entire house 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good facilities including a dishwasher freezer iron etc
lovely bathrooms comfortable beds and great little courtyard garden
amenities were great with the small exception of the master bed
the light is beautiful the furnishings are wonderful the kitchen well-equipped
the house is large and the back patio was a great spot to eat breakfast
this place was wonderful very clean with lovely high ceilings a deep bathtub and lots of beautiful touches
the bathrooms and linens were clean and fresh
jo's place is quite spacious and also clean and quiet
comfortable clean well-appointed and unique
great place great facilities lovely and clean and fantastic location
jo was an excellent host
the host was very helpful before and during our visit
the hosts were responsive and provided exact instructions when one device presented us with a challenge
very helpful and friendly host
awesome place the home is larger than it looks and the hosts were super helpful and responsive
great location so close to everything
a really good location in stirling
great location with grocery store nearby
great house in a nice location
easy to get around by bus and near a big grocery store
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9. One Bank Street

This apartment is centrally located right in the old town of Stirling. Look out the window below and you’ll see the cobblestone street below, as well as Stirling Castle. So you’ll really feel like you’re living in medieval times. It’s been recently refurbished and is perfect for any type of traveler. Families and business people alike are more than welcome to stay at this charming apartment located centrally to local points of interest.

1 Bank St
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
22 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good strength wifi and a washing machine which was really appreciated after two weeks traveling
clean well laid out very well equipped kitchen with cooking and cleaning stuff
the scottish decor cleanliness and communication with val was highly appreciated
that said the unit was clean nicely fitted out comfy beds good bathroom and fantastic location
delightful apartment and equally delightful host
cala place is lovely and val is a great host
val is a wonderful host and made our stay over christmas very special
wonderful accomodation - val is a marvelous host very thoughtful and quick to respond
the location is great - in the middle of everything
it is perfectly located to historical sites restaurants and a short walk to transportation
amazing location and a stunning flat
fantastic amazing location for sight seeing and enjoying stirling shopping and eating
location is perfect for access to the castle and city of stirling
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10. Luxury cottage farm

An amazing two-bedroom space perfect for a little getaway with a loved one or someone with a small family. One of the best features is the panoramic views of Stirling Castle, the National Wallace Monument and the Ochil Hills. The cottage is situated right on a working farm, but don’t worry, they won’t make you milk the cows if you want to stay here! The cottage is not centrally located but still offers some of the best sights in the area and is newly renovated. Right on the edge of the historic city!

Idyllic farm cottage with stunning countryside views - A perfect touring base!
13 reviews
cottage 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were comfortable and the bathroom was accessible with both a tub and walk-in shower
house was also built to very high standard and very very clean
what a fantastic cottage clean bright and modern with everything you need away from home
house & owner where both brilliant house was very well equipped
owner left start up supplies in the fridge was very good gesture
we thoroughly enjoyed the cottage location and hope to return there soon
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The brooch of Scotland

This medieval town is surely a place for anyone interested in immersing themselves in not only local history but also national history or British history. There are many things to see in this beautiful Scottish town and amazing places to stay while you visit. Any trip to Scotland isn’t complete without visiting the highlands and lowlands.

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Alex is a Canadian university graduate with degrees in English literature and History. He was born in Montreal and when he's not traveling he enjoys movies, video games, playing the drums and...Read more

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