Stirling, United Kingdom

The Stirling Highland Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • Set on the hill beside Stirling Castle, this hotel has panoramic views over the Forth Valley
  • This deal includes dinner and wine at the AA-Rosette-awarded Scholar's Restaurant
  • Previously a school, the Headmaster's Study whisky bar also serves cocktails and afternoon tea
  • There's an indoor pool & spa treatments are available

100% (7 Member Ratings)

"Food was excellent"
Jan 05, 2015
Alexandria, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The hotel has a 100-space car park that guests can use free of charge. The nearest train station is Stirling, which is less than a mile away, and the nearest bus station is ten minutes' walk from the hotel. Alternatively, the closest airport is Edinburgh International, which is 34 miles away. Glasgow airport is a little further, at 39.5 miles.

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Located close to the centre of Stirling, the gateway to the Highlands, Stirling Highland Hotel has panoramic views over the Forth Valley. From the aptly named Headmaster's Study bar and Scholar's Restaurant to the transformed classrooms, this 19th-century property retains key features from its past as a high school, including a working observatory and a rooftop telescope that was installed in 1889.

The hotel is just a few minutes' walk from historic Stirling Castle, which Lonely Planet lists as one of the top experiences in Europe, and Argyll's Lodging, which has won praise for being the "most impressive 17th-century townhouse" in Scotland. Glasgow is 35 minutes' drive from the hotel and Edinburgh is an hour away.

A trip to the Headmaster's Study will lead you to a cosy whisky bar, serving indulgent afternoon tea alongside an extensive cocktail menu. For fine dining, head to the AA-Rosette-awarded Scholar's Restaurant, which is made up of three grand rooms with vaulted ceilings and high windows. You'll find both traditional and international dishes here, with locally sourced Scottish produce used where possible. Other facilities include an extensive fitness suite, a health club, a swimming pool and five beauty rooms specialising in Decléor treatments. There is also an on-site whisky shop, should you want to take a wee dram home with you.

In contrast to the traditional décor of the hotel's public areas, which serve as a reminder of the property's high-school years, the bedrooms are distinctly more contemporary. The AA Hotel Guide 2014 describes them as "modern in style and comfortably equipped" Wi-Fi is free throughout.

From the Press:
  • "Enjoying a location close to the castle and historic town, this atmospheric hotel was previously a high school" -- The AA Hotel Guide



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children aged 15 and under stay free of charge, on request, when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Cot/crib available on request, free of charge. There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request. Charges will apply and will be added to your bill on checkout.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Enjoyed Most: Food was excellent
Other Comments: Location was great For many reasons.
Stephen Jan 05, 2015 Alexandria, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Everything
Other Comments: The staff were all lovely
Michelle Dec 14, 2014 Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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