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Suggestions for Stirling?

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Suggestions for Stirling?

What section of town is the most interesting, the closest to historic areas, within walking distance of pubs, shops, sights?

Is there any particular area that is recommended over another?

We're interested in history, tea shops, pubbing, museums, book shops.

We're looking for an inn, pub/inn or guest house. Budget under 100 pounds.

Nothing fancy.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Suggestions for Stirling?

Stirling is about 10 minutes' walk by 10 minutes' walk in all directions.

At the top of the hill is the castle and "old town". At the bottom of the hill is the shopping centre and train station. In between are numerous pubs.

The museum is about 10 mins' walk out of town or about 5 mins from the castle if you take the Back Walk.

Bridge of Allan about 15 mins away by bus has numerous more pubs / hotels / tea shops.

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2. Re: Suggestions for Stirling?

Hi Sticky. Most of the historic sites in Stirling are situated around the castle. If you want to stay in this area maybe look at the Portcullis hotel or the Higland Hotel.

Stiling is pretty small actually so everywhere is walking distance in the centre. If you are loking towards the shops more then perhaps the Terraces Hotel or Osta's which is more boutique and does really nice food. Stirlng has a shortage of good hotels but plenty of B&B accomodation. Maybe try the Causwayhead Road area which seems to be 50% B&B these days.

Enjoy your trip, Ron

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3. Re: Suggestions for Stirling?

I agree with my colleagues plus have a look at no.10, Forth, and Linden B&B in Stirling. Kilronan in Bridge of Allan is lovely.

Try the open top bus tour for an efficient and worthwhile trip round the main sites of interest plus a commentary. You can get on and off as much as you like.

Tearoom - try The Tea Room on Millhall Road - 5 mins by taxi.

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4. Re: Suggestions for Stirling?

Emelda - What is the cost on the open top bus?

Thanks!

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5. Re: Suggestions for Stirling?

Details here

http://www.instirling.com/sight/tour.htm

but in short

Tour Fares

Adults £7.50

Senior Citizens and Students £5.00

Children ( 5 to 14 ) £3.00 ( under 5's go free )

Family (2 + 4): £ 18.00

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6. Re: Suggestions for Stirling?

I'll toss in a word for Castlecroft, a B&B with a great setting right beside the castle. Bobelinks mentioned the Smith museum, which I would definitely recommend visiting if you have time. It is free of charge and boasts a fine exhibit that tells the Stirling story. Here are a few links that might help with your planning. Enjoy!

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/stirling/stirling…

http://www.stirling.co.uk/oldtown/index.htm

http://www.instirling.com/

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7. Re: Suggestions for Stirling?

I hope you make your way to the Wallace Monument. It is worth every single step to the top. Very interesting.

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