Staying in Stirling
There is a wide range of accommodation available in Stirling. This page will try to give you a flavour of the best of it from luxury hotels to B&Bs. Whatever your budget, there should be something to suit.
The festival hub hotel is the Golden Lion on King Street. Built in 1786, it is the city’s oldest hotel. Just one year later, the poet Robert Burns stayed there and drunkenly etched the poem Stirling Lines on a window pane in one of the public rooms.
The Stirling Highland Hotel on Spittal Street is a striking building which formerly housed the old High School of Stirling.
The Colessio is also on Spittal Street and is a luxury hotel in a transformed Victorian landmark.
The Portcullis Hotel is right next to the castle the old town and although it doesn’t have many rooms, it does have a friendly reputation.
Cooks of Stirling in the Upper Craigs was built in 1817 and offers boutique style bedrooms within this ornate sandstone mansion.
The Premier Inn City Centre is an easy walk across the bridge to Forthside, situated next to the Vue Cinema.
Friars Wynd is a boutique hotel, furnished to high standards and is situated on Friar Street.
Royal Gardens Apartments at Kings Park is an excellent self-catering property within yards of the Albert Halls.
There is a host of good B&Bs in Stirling, many within an easy walk of all the festival venues, and they can be found in the links below. Among those with consistently high reviews are Forth Guest House on Forth Place in Riverside and Castlecroft B&B which is situated right below Stirling Castle.
The following links are worth exploring to find places to stay although some are outwith Stirling itself.