New homes in Stirling
Live the life
Located in central Scotland, Stirling is a historic city with a modern city centre, picturesque Old Town and lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Whether you’re exploring the castle, wandering along cobbled streets or hiking through the nearby countryside, there’s something for the whole family to love about your new home in Stirling.
Things to see and do
Stirling is best known for its historic sites, from the hilltop castle where you can discover how Scottish royalty once lived, to the Old Town Jail and the centuries-old buildings throughout the city. To fully appreciate Stirling, you can take a stroll along the Back Walk, which goes around the Castle and Old Town. For amazing views across the city and beyond, you can climb the National Wallace Monument.
If you’re moving to the local area with kids, there’s plenty to keep them busy, from trips to Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, to afternoons playing at Kings Park. Bannockburn and Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum have exhibits that the whole family will enjoy, while Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park is only a short drive away for active days out.
For a spot of retail therapy, Stirling Arcade and The Thistles Shopping Centre are home to a range of high street, designer and independent shops. Other popular attractions in and around Stirling include Deanston Distillery and Visitor Centre, Argaty Red Kites, the Falls of Falloch, and Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum.
If you’re moving to the area with school-age children, some of the best local schools include Bridge of Allan Primary School, Dunblane Primary School, Dunblane High School, Stirling High School and Larbert High School. If you’re looking for independent education, Beaconhurst School and Queen Victoria School are nearby.
For older children and adults thinking about studying for a degree, the University of Stirling offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Getting to Stirling
Stirling is well-connected to the rest of Scotland by road and rail, ideal if you’re commuting for work or visiting friends and family. The city is a 35-minute drive or 30-minute train journey from Glasgow, a one hour train ride or car journey from Edinburgh, and a 45-minute drive from Dunfermline. Perth is one hour 10 minutes away by car or 55 minutes by train, while the journey to Aberdeen takes two hours 20 minutes by car or two hours 10 minutes by train.
Travelling further afield, the train journey from Stirling takes five hours 45 minutes, with one change at Haymarket. When it’s time for a break, Stirling is a 45-minute drive from Glasgow Airport and 40 minutes from Edinburgh Airport, perfect for hassle-free holidays.