A historic hotel at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands, with breakfast and dinner optionsThe gourmet restaurant's old-school, traditional style, with wood-paneled walls and an impressive wine selection
Admiring the moon through the historic telescope on the hotel roof
Exploring the nearby castle and teeing off at Stirling Golf Club
What To Know
The hotel is in a converted high school from the 1800s and has old world architecture and atmosphere that many liken to Harry Potter's Hogwarts
Located a 10-minute walk from Stirling Castle and the city center, plus plenty of pubs and restaurants
The hotel sits on a rather steep hill, something to consider if you'll be walking in and out of town a lot. Otherwise, you can easily take a cab
A traditional hotel built in a historic building, with award-winning dining and a soothing indoor pool
The Stirling Highland Hotel is a traditional four-star hotel in the heart of Stirling, an important historical city in central Scotland. Known as the "Gateway to the Highlands," this former capital is home to an imposing castle and a charming medieval old town. Easily within reach of golf courses and ancient battlefields, as well as within an hour’s drive of Loch Lomond and the hip cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, this hotel makes a great base from which to explore Scotland.
Converted from a 19th-century school, the hotel is full of original charm – you can even have a drink in the Headmaster's Study, now a brasserie serving whiskey and afternoon tea. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, and a health club is available, featuring a heated indoor pool, a sauna and squash courts. Dining here is a real treat, with the AA Rosette-awarded restaurant serving gourmet food and fine wine.
Standard rooms at The Stirling Highland Hotel are traditionally decorated and generously proportioned, with a small seating area for you to enjoy. Premium rooms are a bit larger, and feature more contemporary décor, as well as three windows that look out onto the city.
There are two restaurants at The Stirling Highland Hotel. Headmaster's Study is an informal brasserie, serving hearty classics and offering an excellent whiskey menu. The AA Rosette-awarded Scholar's Restaurant is the fine-dining option, with an à la carte menu of gourmet cuisine and an extensive wine list.
Less than half a mile from Stirling Castle, the hotel is well placed for soaking up some of the area's history. The quaint spa town of Bridge of Allan is about three miles away and is popular for its boutiques and delis. The 600-year-old baronial mansion Callendar House & Park is also nearby, as well as countless, beautiful Highland walking routes.