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How To Reach Stirling

Planning A Trip To Stirling? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Stirling

A must-visit city, Stirling is located in central Scotland on the River Forth and features an impressive combination of contemporary life and ancient historic sites. Situated just 42 km from Glasgow and 60 km from Edinburgh, Stirling is close to two of the most important cities in Scotland and is often a part of most travellers itinerary when visiting the country. The town is surrounded by lush green farmland and is steeped in culture, art and history. Stirling has often been described as a strategically important city and a ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, which is also packed with fantastic local attractions that appeal to most travellers. Here are some of the most convenient ways for you to reach Stirling.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Stirling
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A must-visit city, Stirling is located in central Scotland on the River Forth and features an impressive combination of contemporary life and ancient historic sites. Situated just 42 km from Glasgow and 60 km from Edinburgh, Stirling is close to two of the most important cities in Scotland and are often a part of most travellers itinerary when visiting the country. The town is surrounded by lush green farmland and is steeped in culture, art and history. Stirling has often been described as a strategically important city and a ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, which is also packed with fantastic local attractions that appeal to most travellers. Here are some of the most convenient ways for you to reach Stirling.

By Rail

By Rail:  How To Reach Stirling
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Rail journey to Stirling is a great way to enjoy the Scottish countryside; an option that can be undertaken from several cities around the UK. Stirling is only 30 minutes away from Glasgow and 50 minutes away from Edinburgh. Trains run from Queen Street Station in Glasgow and Haymarket and Waverly stations in Edinburgh every half hour. 

 

Travellers visiting from Manchester and Birmingham are required to change trains in Glasgow, while those coming in from London, Newcastle or York change trains in Edinburgh. There are trains from Inverness, Aberdeen, Perth and Dundee also available on a regular basis. 

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Stirling
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If you plan to hit the road from any one of the Scottish cities to reach Stirling, travellers can make use of the direct motorways that connect to the city. Bus services like Scottish CityLink depart regularly from major cities like Edinburgh and Glasgow with en-route calling at Inverness and Aberdeen, while Megabus has services from London. You can also choose the option of travelling by car. Stirling is situated on the A9/M9 route from central Scotland to the Highlands. Travellers from Glasgow can get to Stirling via the M80, and those from Edinburgh, Perth and Inverness can get onto the M9. If coming in from London and the Midlands, get onto the M6 and follow the M74, M73 and finally the M80.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Stirling
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During the summers, a sightseeing bus offers the best way to explore the city in a cheap way. The bus covers all major attractions in Stirling and travellers are free to hop on and hop off the bus whenever they wish and at any spot. At times other than summers, you can choose the local buses to go about the city and even try exploring on foot.

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