Make a weekend of it
Soak up some culture
Go to the Stirling Smith Museum and Gallery to see the world’s oldest football which was discovered in Stirling Castle behind some panelling! Along with all the other historical artefacts and exhibitions, you might also be lucky enough to meet Oswald Clingan-Smith, the Cat-in-Charge - yes it is an actual cat!
We’re very lucky to have the Macrobert Arts Centre on our campus. Catch one of the live performances from comedy, dance, family friendly, music, opera, art exhibitions and a year round cinema programme.
Spend an hour or two exploring the University’s Art Collection in the listed Pathfoot Building. Download the Art Collection app and access additional information through ibeacons located throughout the building.
Enjoy the outdoors
The beautiful Ochil Hills start at the edge of our campus. Dumyat is a wee hill at 418m but it offers great views of Stirling, the Forth Valley and The Trossachs. It can be climbed in a couple of hours, although the record for the annual Dumyat Hill Race stands at an incredible 32 minutes and 23 seconds!
A great way to explore our 330-acre campus is to follow the Japanese Sculpture Trail. It describes the work of two eminent contemporary sculptors Hironori Katagiri and Kate Thomson while taking you around the loch and woodland areas.
Are you a fan of the fantasy time-travel Outlander TV series and books? Well Stirling’s a great place to grab a selfie of places your favourite characters have been. Our very own Pathfoot Building was used for scenes when Roger and Brianna visited Inverness College! Also just outside Stirling is the stunning Doune Castle which doubled as the exterior of Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in Season 1.