Surround yourself in history, legends and beautiful landscape in the stunning market town of Stirling.
Stirling is often known as the “Gateway to the Highlands” and connects the country’s capital to the snowy peaks just a few miles north. The city is a perfect hub for students with 20% of the population between 16 and 29 years old.
Tourists will flock to Stirling Castle, and they are right to do so. The castle dominates the horizon and is steeped in history and intrigue of days gone by. But there are plenty of hidden gems for students to discover for themselves.
If history is your thing then you can visit the famous battlefields during the Wars of Scottish Independence. Follow in the footsteps of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce at Stirling Bridge and at the village of Bannockburn.
Scottish hero William Wallace is still remembered today thanks to the National Wallace Monument which stands proudly overlooking the city below. Climb all the way to the top and the views are breath-taking, from Ben Lomond in the west, and through the Forth Valley past the city of Stirling and the Ochil Hills, to the Pentland Hills in the east. The monument really is a national landmark for a national hero.
If you’re more of an indoors person then snuggle up in one of Stirling’s many pubs for a drink or two before meandering through the city’s twisty streets. But if you need a bit of retail therapy then you’re in luck – browse through some of the 90 stylish shops at The Thistles Shopping Centre right next to the train station.
For those studying in the city, CRM students offers a brilliant range of Stirling student accommodation to suit all needs and budgets. Carter’s Yard has both student flats and cluster en-suites, so if you’re looking to live alone or with friends then you’ve come to the right place.
Top 5 things to do in Stirling
Visit the historic castle on top of the hill – a must for tourists and students alike
Climb to the “crown” of the Wallace Monument and look back on the stunning city
Trace the footsteps of two of Scotland’s most famous figures – William Wallace and Robert The Bruce
Walk the Falls of Falloch, a beautiful trip into nature
Visit the stunning Loch Lomond – the largest fresh-water loch in the UK