The easiest ways to get around Stirling
Hop on hop off city bus
During the summer take advantage of the Hop-on Hop-off City Bus linking Stirling’s top attractions including Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument – find out more here.
Stirling and many of the surrounding areas are very well serviced by local bus routes which offer a great way to visit many of the top attractions in the area without the stresses of driving or the exertion of walking. The two main bus departure points in the city are Murray Place and The Bus station, both of which are located a very short walk from the city centre and the train station.
Getting to Stirling Castle
There is an excellent park and ride service which regularly makes its way through the city centre and up to the old town of Stirling for access to Stirling Castle. The bus runs every 15 minutes from 7.30am – 6.30pm Mon – Sat. For more information about this service click here. Parking is exceptionally limited at Stirling Castle during the summer months, if you are driving it is worth finding a parking a space in town if you are not using the park and ride service.
National Wallace Monument
From the bus station it is possible to catch regular buses which pass close to the Wallace Monument. Services 54, 62, and UL all stop at Wallace High School and from here it is a very short walk up the hill to the Wallace Monument.
Bridge of Allan
The Beautiful Victorian spa town of Bridge of Allan is also easily accessible from Murray Place. Services 54 and 54A depart very regularly and it is only a 10 minute journey.
Battle of Bannockburn
The X39 service leaves from Stirling Bus Station and stops at Whins of Milton which is the closest stop to the Bannockburn Experience.
For a full list of bus services around Stirling and the surrounding areas contact Stirling Bus Station on 01786 446474, visit Traveline Scotland here or call 0871 200 22 33
The main taxi ranks are located at Stirling Railway Station and Murray Place, not far from the city centre. Alternately call Saturn taxis on 01786 811111 to arrange a pick up.
All of the Top Attractions listed above are accessible by car and each has their own parking facilities. It is worth noting that these parking areas can become very busy at peak times and so it is worth allowing plenty of time to park.
There are a number of cycle hire hubs located throughout the city which offer a great low cost and healthy way to see all that Stirling has to offer. Visit our cycling section for more information about bicycle hire in the city.