The most colourful time of the year never fails to disappoint even if the Scottish weather doesn't quite live up to expectations. Vibrant leaf displays, quieter streets, temperate weather and better deals on accommodation.
Great value accommodation
If you’re considering a city break in Stirling, why not choose from our luxury self-catering apartments or our nearby sister hotel in Dunblane, Old Churches House hotel.
Both our properties are perfectly equipped for your stay, with ideal central locations in both Stirling and in Dunblane and recently refurbished. Offering exceptional value for money, these apartments will provide you with the ideal base without breaking the bank.
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Gateway to Highlands and Lowlands
In the heart of Scotland, Stirling is the ideal base for both a city break and exploring the Scottish countryside. Not only is it the Trossachs on the doorstep, the highlands of Scotland including the iconic Glencoe is just a drive away.
Its central location means that both Glasgow and Edinburgh are easy day-trip destinations with direct trains run frequently from Stirling City centre to both cities (direct trains taking as little as 30 minutes). All you need to know for your day trip can be found here:
Edinburgh day trip here: www.edinburgh.org
Glasgow adventure here: www.peoplemakeglasgow.com
Seasonal Scotland in full colour
For those who love the colours of autumn, the shire of Stirling can capture the heart of any amateur photographer. Head to the campus of Stirling University and Wallace Monument for some stunning autumn displays, right on your doorstep.
Just an hour from Stirling by car, or even less by train, the neighbouring county of Perthshire is also known as ‘Big Tree Country'. Home to Europe’s oldest tree, the world’s highest hedge, Shakespeare’s Birnam Wood to name a few, you can find out more about the top leaf-peeping sites at https://www.pkct.org/News/top-10-autumn-walks-in-perthshire
Autumn is an exciting time in the Scottish landscape: spotting red squirrels, leaping salmon returning home, the bellow of red deer stags as they battle for the females attention.
VisitScotland’s autumn wildlife e-book details all the specific spots to see deer rut, salmon leap, and red squirrels.
As well as the colours of autumn, it also brings in the bounty of local produce. One of the best places to get your hands on it is at the Stirling Farmers’ Market on the second Saturday of every month, from 10-4pm in Port Street Stirling.
There you will find more than 25 stallholders who will brave all elements to bring you the very best seasonal fare from their farms, orchards and kitchens. For more information, see: http://www.stirlingfarmersmarket.co.uk/ . And if seasonal, foodie is your thing, take a look at Mason Belles kitchen in Dunblane.