Make your student home from home in Stirling, the small city that combines a vibrant centre with a stunning setting in some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery. Find modern en suite rooms and studios in a gorgeous riverside location, close to The University of Stirling, Forth Valley College campuses and the city centre. Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Loch Lomond are a train ride away.
Scotland's dramatic setting
The scene of some of Scotland's most tempestuous history, Stirling today is a thriving city that welcomes students from all over the world. Explore its Old Town, bustling centre, and Victorian shopping arcade, before taking the scenic route to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Live your best student life in Stirling, with its cosy pubs, live music venues and cool clubs. The centre is a hub for indie boutiques as well as high street shops, and there are walking and cycling routes throughout the city and beyond. Go canyoning and climbing in the Trossachs, jet ski on Loch Lomond, or sip whisky and gin at the local distilleries.
Your new home from home puts you in a great position to enjoy Stirling's creative scene. The Macrobert Arts Centre at the University of Stirling puts on more than 400 live performances a year, including dance and music, plus a programme of art exhibitions and films. The Smith Art Gallery and Museum is a treasure-trove of paintings, sculpture, and more unusual objects, including the world's oldest football and curling stone.
Stirling was the site of two epic battles. The first, the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, saw Sir William Wallace defeat the English; then in 1314, the Scots gained their independence at the Battle of Bannockburn and Stirling Castle became a residence of Stuart kings. The town's many monuments reveal more of its past, including the castle itself and the National Wallace Monument. Wander the cobbled streets of the Old Town to revel in the atmosphere, then join your friends and make your own memories as you enjoy your student experience in Stirling.
Stirling connects to Scotland's major road networks via the M9 to Edinburgh, Perth, and Inverness, and the M80 to Glasgow. There are direct rail services to London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, and Inverness. Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Glasgow Prestwick airports offer internal and international flights. Bus services operate within Stirling and surrounding areas.