Taking a trip to Stirling
The childhood home of some of the most famous people in Scottish history including Queen Mary of Scots, Stirling is one of Scotland's most interesting places to visit. From Stirling Castle to the Old Town Jail, this city is steeped in fascinating history and offers some of the most wonderful views across the Trossachs National Park. And if you're hungry for sustenance of another kind, elegant dinner restaurants and traditional pub lunches are in plentiful supply in and around Stirling, making it the perfect destination for all the family to enjoy.
The gateway to the Scottish Highlands
Renowned as the gateway to the Highlands, Stirling occupies the main route from Glasgow and Edinburgh up to central and northern Scotland. With spectacular countryside and nearby lochs, walkers and cyclists flock to this Scottish city every year, many of them travelling by coach with Citylink - all of our coaches arrive and depart from Stirling bus station in the heart of the city. So, if you have an affinity for the great outdoors, try making Stirling your next trip for a perfect mix of quaint and quality pastimes!
Getting you there
Looking to book your next family trip? Travelling to Stirling by coach with Citylink is the perfect way to make sure your journey is as smooth and scenic as possible. With discounted fares available when you book in advance and the opportunity to take the kids for free every weekend, you'll have more money left to enjoy all that this historic Scottish city has to offer! Our free Wi-Fi and wireless charging points mean that the little ones can stay occupied throughout your journey.
Explore local attractions
Whether it's marvelling at Stirling Castle, scaling The National Wallace Monument or stepping back in time at The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, there are a plethora of ways to spend your days whilst visiting Stirling. Movie lovers will be in their element here, as the Hollywood blockbuster Braveheart tells the tale of Sir William and the Battle of Stirling Bridge - take in the sights and transport yourself to the 13th century.
A small city with big history, Stirling also offers the opportunity for great shopping. The Thistles Shopping Centre has a multitude of high street stores while the Stirling Arcade comprises boutiques selling ethnic crafts, traditional Scottish sweets and more, all housed in an ornate Victorian building. Making it a family affair? Enjoy the fresh Scottish air by visiting one of Stirling's farm parks; Briarsland Farm and Blair Drummond Safari Park are open year-round and offer the chance to pick seasonal strawberries and pose with the penguins - sure to be a hit with your little ones!
Experience food and drink
From steakhouses in converted Georgian buildings to coffee house gems, there's a bit of everything to tingle your taste buds in Stirling and when it comes to sampling the local produce, you'll find a diverse range of unique and independent shops sprinkled across the city. Bakeries with tantalising breads and pastries, butchers and delis selling the best local produce, your only worry will be finding the time to visit them all! Don’t forget the farm shops and farmers’ markets either, occurring on the second Saturday of every month and bursting with locally sourced products from all around the region.
Finally, a trip to Stirling wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Deanston Distillery. Previously a cotton mill, Deanston’s handcrafted process makes for a truly lovely whisky. Deanston can be found aside the River Teith beside Doune and they run daily tours year-round.
Travel in style
Our modern and comfortable coaches provide you with access to superfast 4G Wifi, USB sockets, and wireless charging so that you'll never have to worry about running out of charge on your journey. With reclining seats and additional legroom, choosing to get to your destination with Citylink makes for the smoothest travel experience ever.
Popular routes include Edinburgh to Stirling(909) and hourly services from Glasgow to Stirling, with luxury Citylink Gold coaches also running on these routes.
Let's get going
From Edinburgh and Glasgow, Citylink can get you here in less than an hour. If you're travelling from a northern city like Aberdeen, you can expect a journey time of around 3 hours, with all journeys from Aberdeen changing coach at either Dundee or Perth.Get your ticket
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