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What We Love

  • 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
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Overview

A traditional hotel built in a historic building, with award-winning dining and a soothing indoor pool

The Lowdown

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.

Rooms

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.

Dining

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.

Location

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.

How to Get There

The Stirling Highland Hotel
29 Spittal Street
Stirling, FK8 1DU United Kingdom

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 2383 Reviews
Spa and overnight
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely stay at the Stirling Highland Hotel. Very attentive prior to arrival and upon arriving. Spa treatments were great and the facilities were clean and modern. Had lunch, dinner and breakfast in the hotel. Lunch was lovely as was dinner although if there in a deal be aware of supplement charges, breakfast as it says on the tin

Fantastic hotel
Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved every minute of it the staff were really friendly and the food was outstanding rooms were spacious and spotless the spa was really good too very clean and welcoming and very relaxing we will be back

Adequate hotel, shame about the evacuation
Reviewed 7 days ago

An electrical fire outside the hotel caused for a full evacuation, not the hotels fault but their total lack of a proper protocol and junior staff on duty saw several guests left in their rooms unaware of the situation. No management were available the next day and no appologies offered.

Nice historic building but rooms tired, not a 4star, not worth the expense
Reviewed 1 week ago

Could be much nicer. the historic bit of the building is nice however the bedrooms are in a later extension. Room was tired and we expected much more for £140 and the 4 star rating. Breakfast was also average. Good location though.

Impressive
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has the pleasure of staying here due to work courses.
Nice big rooms and comfy bed room was nice and warm.
Free use of pool and sauna etc was a bonus.
Meals could either be from the bar menu or a la carte both of which were excellent.
Full breakfast or contineantal on offer in the morning.
Friendly and efficient staff