University of Stirling Travel and Accommodation

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Warning The following information reflects only what happens to be known to the author. The information is provded without endorsement or guarantee as to accuracy or appropriateness.

Apart from the information here, there is also University information about travel and accommodation.

Telephone Numbers

Telephone and facsimile numbers in the following are local. For calls from elsewhere, precede them by the code for Bridge of Allan/Stirling: 01786 (national) or +44-1786 (international).

Maps

See the separate page of University maps.

Travel

Scheduled air services operate between some European and North American cities and Edinburgh or Glasgow. There are frequent flights between London Heathrow and Edinburgh or Glasgow. Less frequent flights operate from London Gatwick and other provincial cities to Edinburgh or Glasgow. Some airlines operate flights to Prestwick (which is about an hour South of Glasgow). There are also overnight buses and sleeper trains between London and Stirling. The railway and bus stations in Stirling are located centrally, about 5 km away from the University. The University is in Bridge of Allan, a satellite village East of Stirling. There is a bus service to the University and Bridge of Allan from the central bus station in Stirling (near the railway station). There is a taxi rank at the railway station and in nearby Murray Place.

Passengers arriving at Edinburgh Airport may take a taxi to Stirling. This will take around 45 minutes and might cost about £65 (for an airport taxi) or £50 (for a pre-booked Stirling taxi). Before taking a taxi, be sure to agree a price with the driver. Alternatively, the public transport route is to take the airport bus to Edinburgh Waverley station, and then to take the train to Stirling. Trains to Stirling run roughly every hour. The whole journey will take around 2.5 hours, and will cost approximately £11.

Passengers arriving at Glasgow Airport may take a taxi to Stirling. This will take around one hour and might cost about £60 (for an airport taxi) or about £40 (for a pre-booked Stirling taxi). Before taking a taxi, be sure to agree a price with the driver. Alternatively, the public transport route is to take the airport bus to Glasgow Queen Street station, and then to take the train to Stirling. Trains to Stirling run roughly every hour. The whole journey will take around 2.5 hours, and will cost approximately £11.

You may be able to get a Stirling taxi firm to take an advance booking to pick you up at Glasgow or Edinburgh. However, they may ask you to phone on arrival in the UK. Try Mr. Malcolmson (phone 447177) or Jo Cars (phone 811782) in Stirling. For arrivals in Glasgow you could try a company like Glasgow Private Hire. In all cases, make sure you agree a price in advance, and agree what happens in the event of flight delays.

Recent Weather

See the Stirling weather history for an indication of recent weather in this area.

Accommodation

The Stirling tourist offices (phone 475019 and 479901) should be able to provide more up-to-date and complete information. The Stirling web site also lists local accommodation. See the local map for details of where accommodation is located. Confirm prices when booking.

Hotel prices are usually for a room with shower/bath/toilet and breakfast. Prices may vary depending on the specific room. Some hotels offer a weekend discount. The Stirling Management Centre is on the University campus. If you book the Stirling Management Centre, you may be able to get a discount by referring to an event organised by the University. Express by Holiday Inn is about five miles from the University, and fairly well needs a car or taxi from the University. The other hotels are in Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan, and so are 5 to 20 minutes walk from the University.

Name Phone Fax Web
AdamO Hotel 833268 831335 www.adamohotels.com/boa_home.asp
Express by Holiday Inn 449922   www.expressstirling.co.uk
Inverallan Lodge 832791   www.inverallanlodge.co.uk
Meadowpark Hotel 832203   www.qype.co.uk/place/48146
Royal Hotel 832284 834377 www.royal-stirling.co.uk
Royal Ivy 833635 834377 www.royal-stirling.co.uk
Stirling Management Centre 451666 450472 www.smc.stir.ac.uk
Walmer Hotel 832967 833302 www.walmerhotel.co.uk

B&B (Bed-and-Breakfast) establishments are cheap and comfortable. They usually offer a single/double room but with perhaps shared used of a shower/bath/toilet; breakfast is included in the price. Prices may vary depending on the specific room. There are many B&B places within 15-20 minutes walk of the University.

Name Phone Address Web
Argyll House 478864 26 Causewayhead Road www.argyllhouse.com
Mrs. Black 479838 112 Causewayhead Road whitegables@b-j-graham.freeserve.co.uk
Mrs. Cowie 449774 42 Causewayhead Road  
Mrs. Dick 465771 72 Causewayhead Road  
Mrs. George 831054 15 Kenilworth Road lindageorge@kilronan.co.uk
Heatherdale 473574 2 Dumyat Road www.heatherdale.co.uk
Mrs. Kelso 472967 108 Causewayhead Road  
Kerrann 462432 110 Causewayhead Road  
Mrs. McDonald 473394 53 Causewayhead Road  
Mrs. McLaren 465643 98 Causewayhead Road  
Mrs. Mitchell 474961 9 Airthrey Road  
Old Tram House 449774 42 Causewayhead Road business.virgin.net/ali42tram.house
Ravenswood Guest House 475291 94 Causewayhead Road www.ravenswoodguesthouse.com
Wallaceview 475447 4 Causewayhead Road wallaceview@aol.com


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