A student taking a photo of the entrance to Stirling Castle

City of Stirling and beyond

Are you ready to discover Stirling?

We're proud to call Stirling our home. It's a city shaped by a unique history, a lively arts scene and the beauty of the Ochil Hills.

Also known as the 'Gateway to the Highlands', Stirling is the perfect place to study. It combines the charm of a historic city with the buzz of a young community. 20% of Stirling's 100,000 people are between 16 and 29 years old (National Records of Scotland 2016). And two of Scotland's main cities - Edinburgh and Glasgow - are around 50 minutes away, perfect for fun weekend adventures.

The bustling city of Stirling combines cosmopolitan city life with the tranquillity of rolling hills and the Scottish countryside. When you come to Stirling, you may never want to leave.

Discover the city using a new augmented reality app

The Stirling XP app lets you explore the city in a unique and exciting way through your smartphone screen. Get live directions to your destination, interact with the 3D map to get information on the buildings and points of interest around you, and uncover the history of Stirling using the History Trail. Find out more and download the Stirling XP app.

Art and culture

Stirling is a thriving cultural hub with galleries, theatres and more.

Food and drink

Get a taste of Stirling's foodie delights. 


Once a former capital of Scotland, Stirling is steeped in history. 

Music and nightlife

Discover the city of Stirling's lively music and nightlife scene. 

Parks and countryside

Explore the breathtaking scenery of Stirling and beyond.


From quirky independent shops to big brands, Stirling has it all.


Stirling is a dream destination for sports fans.