Local area guide

Living in Stirling

Medieval charm, a slower pace of life and the beautiful Highlands at your fingertips: Stirling is a small Scottish city with big appeal.

Your guide to moving to Stirling

Why Stirling is a good place to live

Welcome to the Gateway to the Highlands, where a captivating history as the capital of Scotland blends seamlessly with contemporary comforts.

Stirling is a great place to live if you're after a Scottish city that's a little quieter, calmer and more in touch with nature. House prices are lower here and both Edinburgh and Glasgow are within an hour's drive.

The Old Town's medieval architecture transports you into a bygone era while the surrounding hills paint a dramatic backdrop to everyday life.

Living in Stirling comes with a good safety record that fosters a worry-free environment, while its tight-knit community offers a a strong sense of belonging. Families living in Stirling thrive in this nurturing Scottish city, with top-notch schools and natural wonders at your doorstep.

What is Stirling famous for?

The historic Stirling Castle is a site of significant battles and a symbol of Scotland's tumultuous past. The city and castle's pivotal role in shaping Scottish history establishes its reputation as a place of historical significance and cultural intrigue.

Things to do in Stirling

Wander through the charming streets of Stirling's Old Town to experience the city's medieval charm and discover local shops, cafes and hidden gems. Explore the majestic Stirling Castle for a glimpse into Scotland's past and head to Wallace Monument to enjoy panoramic views of the local landscape.

The surrounding hills and lochs mean you'll never hike or bike the same trail twice when you live in Stirling, while exploring Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is a great way to spend the weekend.

Stirling hosts various cultural events and festivals, making it a well-rounded destination for history enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers and culture seekers alike.

Average asking prices in Stirling today

We update our average asking prices daily with data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£170,000

15 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£440,000

39 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£189,000

17 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£123,000

33 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Stirling

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  • King Cons

    Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8

    King Cons aims to fill a gap in the community by providing an exciting new local bar serving up food, drinks and good vibes.

  • Curly Coo

    Stirling, Stirlingshire, FK8

    The Coo was born in April 2009. Needing a USP, Mandy decided to turn the bar into a Whisky Bar.

Transport in Stirling

Trains

Stirling's main railway station offers direct train services to cities like Edinburgh in about 30 minutes and Glasgow in around 25 minutes.

Buses

Stirling has a comprehensive bus network with reliable services within Stirling and to neighbouring areas.

Park and Ride

The Castleview Park and Ride facility is an efficient way to access the city centre via bus, taking around 10-15 minutes.

Car

Stirling is about 30 minutes away from both Edinburgh and Glasgow by car. The M9 motorway links to Edinburgh and connects with the M80 to take you to Glasgow.

Ferry

While Stirling itself does not have ferry services, nearby towns like South Queensferry provide connections to destinations like Inchcolm Island.

Airports

Both Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport are within easy reach of Stirling, offering a wide range of domestic and international flights.

It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Edinburgh Airport via the M9 and M8, while Glasgow Airport is about 45 minutes away along the M80 and M8.

Transport connections in Stirling

Stirling
National Rail
0.2 miles / 0.3 km
Bridge of Allan
National Rail
2.7 miles / 4.3 km
Dunblane
National Rail
4.8 miles / 7.7 km
Alloa
National Rail
5.8 miles / 9.3 km
Larbert
National Rail
7.9 miles / 12.7 km
Camelon
National Rail
9.1 miles / 14.6 km

Schools in Stirling

Stirling offers a variety of primary and secondary schools, both state-funded and independent. Stirling High School is a popular secondary school known for academic excellence and community engagement while Dollar Academic is a prestigious independent school with a rich history.

Stirling is home to the University of Stirling, which is renowned for its research contributions - particularly in sports science and management - as well as its scenic campus situated at the foot of the Ochil Hills.

Schools in Stirling

Allan's Primary School
 
Riverside Primary School
 
Our Lady's RC Primary School
 
Raploch Primary School
 
Stirling High School
 
St Ninian's Primary School