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 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).
See the separate page of University maps.
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.
See the Stirling weather history for an indication of recent weather in this area.
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.
|Express by Holiday Inn||449922||www.expressstirling.co.uk|
|Stirling Management Centre||451666||450472||www.smc.stir.ac.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.
|Argyll House||478864||26 Causewayhead Road||www.argyllhouse.com|
|Mrs. Black||479838||112 Causewayhead Roademail@example.com|
|Mrs. Cowie||449774||42 Causewayhead Road|
|Mrs. Dick||465771||72 Causewayhead Road|
|Mrs. George||831054||15 Kenilworth Roadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|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 Roademail@example.com|
Up one level to Ken Turner - General InformationLast Update: 18th April 2012