Packages which include a two course dinner from our set menu, bed and breakfast are available with free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to check in.
Stirling Cycle Routes
The Stirling Active Travel Hub website lists lots of different suggested cycle rides around Stirling and you are bound to find something to suit whatever you’re looking for, easy or challenging! As well as around the town there are also 12 suggested routes in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and MTB trails as well. You can also pop into their office for lots of helpful advice on cycling and walking in the area.
Cycling in the Trossachs
One of the best ways to explore the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is by bike. Besides all the walking paths, the Park has literally hundreds of miles of cycling routes. You can choose from nice easy paths suitable for families, especially those around Loch Lomond so you avoid all the hills, to some very challenging mountain biking routes through the Mountains so that you don’t!
Nextbike operates a shared cycle hire service in Stirling with pick up points all around the city and with 3 points just near the hotel. You can sign up using an app and pay just £1 for the first 30 minutes with a maximum charge of £10 for all day, and you can rent up to 4 bikes on one account. It’s a great way to get out and about.
Stirling Golf Club
Set against the inspiring backdrop of the Old Town of Stirling, built on ancient volcanic slopes, and crowned by the historic Castle rising above the spectacular crags this is a terrific course to play and to walk! There are stunning views from the course in all directions across Central Scotland – the Ochil and Lomond Hills to the east, the Carse of Stirling, the Trossachs and the Southern Highlands beyond.
If you are a golfer then you can’t come this close to the home of golf without paying a visit. You might not get to play the Old Course (not impossible, but very difficult to bag a tee time) but even just to see the famous Swilcan Bridge on the 18th and walk on the links is pilgrimage enough! There are actually 7 courses including the Old Course, and it is easier to get to play the others, but even if you don’t play a visit to St Andrews town and beach is a worthwhile day out for all the family.
Go Ape Aberfoyle
This is home to 2 of the longest zips in the UK, and if you start with the Treetop Challenge you’ll have the colossal 323 Metre zip to thrill you before you’ve even started with the high rise challenges!
Jailbreak Escape Room
This new experience at the Old Town Jail starts with you locked in the Governor’s Office. You will be against the clock to prove your innocence and stop the wardens framing you for their crimes. Will you be able to work out the clues and escape in time?
At a Glance
- Location: 0.1 Miles West
- Admission (2020): Adults £6, Children and Concessions £4
- Open: 8 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays September – June, Tuesday to Saturday in July and August.
- More Information: View website
Stirling Ghost Walk
This is a spooky guided tour of Stirling’s historic Old Town, led by actors in the guise of the spooks themselves, mixing drama, comedy and storytelling. There are various guides including Jock Rankin (the Happy Hangman), Blind Alick Lyon (the original Manic Street Preacher), the amorous Auld Staney Breeks, the mysterious and deadly Green Lady and a host of other worthies and weirdies. Fear, Fun and Frights for Boys and Ghouls of all ages.
Image credits: VisitScotland / Kenny Lam – VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins – Lairich Rig / Cannons and the Beheading Stone on Gowan Hill
Information correct at July 2020. Please confirm details direct with attraction. E&OE.
Why not take a picnic?
To make things easier we can put together a picnic lunch for you to take on your travels, just ask at reception for more details.
Dog Friendly Welcome
We like to welcome your whole family, so don’t leave your beloved dog at home, bring them with you! There are so many walks and parks nearby they'll have a great time! See our Pet Policy.