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Explore Scotland

Millions of visitors come to Scotland each year to explore its vibrant cities, historic landmarks and breathtaking scenery. Stirling’s central location means getting across Scotland couldn’t be easier – see why Scotland is consistently named among the most beautiful and welcoming countries on the planet (Rough Guide 2017).

Despite its small size, Scotland has many treasures crammed into its compact territory – big skies, lonely landscapes, spectacular wildlife, superb seafood and hospitable, down-to-earth people.

Lonely Planet

Who can deny that these wild beaches, deep lochs and craggy castles are some of the most wonderful and beautiful sights in the world?

Rough Guides

Edinburgh and Glasgow

Scotland’s two biggest cities can both be reached in under an hour from Stirling, opening the door to countless new culinary, shopping and cultural possibilities. Find out why National Geographic included Glasgow on its 2016 Best of the World list, and why ticket sales for Edinburgh’s famous festival are third only to the Olympics and World Cup. From 12th Century castles to world-class concert arenas, Edinburgh and Glasgow have it all.

Highlands and Islands

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, Stirling is an ideal starting point for your journey into Scotland’s legendary landscapes. Venture to the endless white beaches of the west coast, conquer the UK’s highest peaks, or soak in the beauty of more than 30,000 freshwater lochs. Beyond its cinematic panoramas, Scotland’s countryside and coastline is full of surprises, playing host to wild dolphins, architectural wonders and traces of ancient civilizations. What will you discover?

And beyond...

Wherever your travels in Scotland lead you, there’s always something new to experience. As the home of golf and whisky, the birthplace of television, and a leader in renewable energy, Scotland has always been a hub of creativity and diversity. Whether you’re speeding down white-knuckle mountain bike trails or walking in the footsteps of pioneering authors and artists, you’ll find something worth writing home about around every corner.

infographic: Scotland is the most beautiful country in the world

Scotland is the most beautiful country in the world

Rough Guide 2017

Go to the VisitScotland website to start planning your adventures in Scotland
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Student life

Read about our award-winning campus environment and lively student community.

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City of Stirling

We’re proud to call Stirling our home, and we think you will be too. Find out what makes the city and surrounding area special.

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Food and drink

You'll find plenty of student-friendly food and drink venues throughout the city of Stirling and surrounding area.

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