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The historic Stirling Highland Hotel was constructed in 1854, at which time it was the main High School of Stirling. With panoramic views across the Forth Valley, the hotel is the ideal base for exploring Stirlingshire, the Highlands and the Scottish Lowlands. Proudly situated in the heart of Stirling, downtown Stirling is just 5 minutes by foot, and Stirling Bridge, where William Wallace once battled the English knights, is a mere 20 minute walk away. The award-winning Scholars Restaurant serves traditional and international gourmet cuisine, while guests can also enjoy a range of drinks in the Headmaster’s Study Bar. The hotel also boasts a fully operational observatory, ideal for star-gazing. The hotel’s Beauty Rooms offer a wide range of spa and beauty treatments, and the Health Club features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool, fully equipped gym and squash courts.

Each room at The Stirling Highland Hotel is bright and spacious, with some boasting views over Stirling Castle.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Complimentary WiFi Internet Access
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea & Coffee Hospitality Tray
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • 24-Hour Room Service

 

Scholar’s Restaurant:

A few minutes away from the castle, The Stirling Highland is a prestigious hotel in the heart of the historic city of Stirling. Once the high school, the hotel now contains the refined Scholars restaurant, which serves traditional and international classics beneath its vaulted beams. Typically elegant dishes include chicken filled with tarragon mousse and seared salmon fillet on lemon risotto. The Headmasters Study Bar is located next to the restaurant makes the ideal meeting place for a pre-dinner drink.

The City of Stirling:

On The Map: Stirling is located in Central Scotland, less than 45 minutes on the M80/A80 from Glasgow to the southwest & 1 hour on the M9 motorway from Edinburgh to the southeast.

Stirling is a taste of both the Lowlands and the Highlands. It is packed with castles and tales of people who are larger than life, and it is blessed with awe-inspiring, natural beauty. “Hold Stirling and you control the entire country…” This simple strategy has ensured that a castle, or some sort of fortification, has existed here in Scotland since prehistoric times. Stirling is associated with King Arthur and some believe it was the locale for Camelot. In recorded history, we know that Alexander I dedicated a chapel here. Below the very impressive Stirling Castle, Old Town Stirling is protected by the 16th century walls built to keep Mary, Queen of Scots, safe from Henry VIII. And, it was here, that the infant James VI was crowned in 1567. This area was also the home of Rob Roy, whose exploits still echo through the Highlands. There is something about Stirling that feels like a fairy tale. Its sense of time is similar to Edinburgh, but the hustle and bustle is turned down. The atmosphere is easy to absorb.  With its winding cobblestone streets, and the old town clinging to the slopes beneath the castle, you can feel the layers of time and heroism. Take a quiet walk in the moonlight on Stirling’s magic streets.  It’s an experience to be savored.

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