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The Essentials

Tourist Information

Call in for holiday planning, booking accommodation, local information, guidebooks and souvenirs. Staff speak several languages and are knowledgeable about the area.

Stirling Tourist Information Centre

Address
Old Town Jail
St John Street
Stirling FK8 1EA
Tel: +44(0)1786 475019

Opening times
All year.

Stirling Tourist Information Centre

Address
Customer First
1-5 Port Street
Stirling FK8 2EJ
Tel: +44(0)1786 432003

Opening times
All year.

Pirnhall Tourist Information Centre

Address
M9/M80 Junction 9
Stirling FK7 8ET
Tel: +44(0)8707 200 621

Opening times
Seasonal

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Places of Worship

Allan Park South Church
Dumbarton Road
Stirling FK8 2LQ
Tel: +44(0)1786 471998
Church of Scotland
Sun service: 10.00 Jan-June: 11.30 July-December

Church of the Holy Rude
St John Street
Stirling FK8 1ED
Tel: +44(0)1786 475275
holyrude.org
Church of Scotland
Sun service: Jan-June 11.30 July-Dec 10.00

Central Region Islamic Centre
Burghmuir
Stirling FK7 7NZ
Tel: +44(0)1786 474324
Islam
Cultural centre - visitors welcomed

Destiny Church
The Old Cinema, Allan Park
Stirling FK8 2LT
Tel: 08452 300 152
www.destinychurchstirling.com
Sunday service 11.00

Holy Trinity Church
Albert Place
Stirling FK8 2QL
Tel: +44(0)1877 330488
www.holytrinitystirling.org
Scottish Episcopal
Sunday service 11.00

North Parish Church
Springfield Rd
Stirling FK7 7QW
Tel: +44(0)1786 463376
www.northparishchurch.com
Church of Scotland
Sunday service: 10.30

St Columba's
Park Terrace
Stirling FK8 2NA
Tel: +44(0)1786 449516
Church of Scotland
Sunday service: 11.00

St Margaret of Scotland RC Church
Drip Road
Stirling FK9 4UA
Tel: +44(0)1786 474883
Roman Catholic
Sunday mass: 11.00 18.30

St Mary's Church
15 Upper Bridge St
Stirling FK8 1ES
Tel: +44(0)1786 473749
Roman Catholic - check
Sunday mass: 11.30

Stirling Baptist Church
67 Murray Place
Stirling FK8 1AU
Tel: +44(0)1786 450581
Baptist
www.stirlingbaptist.org
Sun services at 09.45, 11.30 and 18.30

Stirling Methodist Church
Queen St
Stirling FK8 1HL
Tel: +44(0)1786 474601
www.stirlingmethodist.org.uk
Methodist
Sunday service 10.30

Viewfield Church
Barnton Street
Stirling FK8 1HF
Tel: +44(0)1786 471400
Sunday service: 11.00

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Banks and bureaux de changes

Most banks have branches with free cash machines in Port Street or Murray Place. Some supermarkets and garages have cash machines although there may be a handling charge.

Alliance & Leicester plc
55 Port Street
Stirling FK8 2EW
Tel: +44(0)1786 451776

Bank of Scotland
7-13 Port St
Stirling FK8 2EJ
Tel: +44(0)1786 422001

Barclays Bank
16 Murray Place
Stirling FK8 2DD
Tel: +44(0) 845 755 5555

Clydesdale Bank
56 Murray Place
Stirling FK8 2BX
Tel: +44(0)8447 36 26 16

Dunfermline Building Society
50 Port St
Stirling FK8 2LJ
Tel: +44(0)1786 451766

HSBC
2-6 Murray Place
Stirling FK8 2DD
Tel: +44 (0)845 7404404

Lloyds TSB Scotland
52 Murray Place
Stirling FK8 2BX
Tel: +44(0)845 300 0000

Royal Bank of Scotland
82 Murray Place
Stirling FK8 2DR
Tel: +44(0)1786 451708

Royal Bank of Scotland
2 Pitt Terrace
Stirling FK8 2EX
Tel: +44(0)1786 451797

Santander
49-55 Port Street
Stirling FK8 2EW
Tel: +44(0)845 765 4321

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Emergencies

Stirling Police Station
Randolphfield
St Ninians Road
Stirling FK8 2HD
Tel: +44(0)1786 456000

Stirling Community Hospital
Livilands
Stirling FK8 2AU
Tel: +44(0)1786 434000

Royal Forth Valley Hospital
Stirling Road
Larbert FK5 4WR
Tel: +44 (0)1324 566000

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Keeping in touch

The Central Library offers free internet access. Book a time in advance on +44(0)1786 432106.

As well as the Post Office, many newsagents and general stores sells stamps, phone cards and mobile phone top-ups.

Main Post Office
44 Thistle Centre
Stirling FK8 2EE
Tel: +44(0)1786 465392

Opening Times
Mon - Sat 09.00-17.30

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Useful web links

Stirling Council - www.stirling.gov.uk

Tourist information: national - www.visitscotland.com

Tourist information: local - www.visitscottishheartlands.com

Travel information - www.travelinescotland.com

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Reading about Stirling

  1. Chris Brown: William Wallace: the true story of Braveheart. Tempest Publishing, 2005
  2. Bruce Durie: The Story of Stirling: how a rock became a city. Sutton Publishing, 2003
  3. Craig Mair: Discover Old Stirling. Stirling Council Libraries, 2000. Mainly for children
  4. Craig Mair: Stirling the Royal Burgh. John Donald Publishing, 1990
  5. Bob McCutcheon: Stirling. Tempus Publishing, 1999
  6. Ronald McNair Scott: Robert the Bruce: King of Scots. Canongate, 1988

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Stirling for disabled people

In spite of steep streets and old buildings, Stirling is an increasingly accessible city.

Historic Scotland will arrange a courtesy bus to transport disabled visitors to the Castle. A virtual tour covers those parts of the Castle that are not accessible by wheelchair users.

Call VisitScotland on +44(0)845 22 55 121 for a free copy of Accessible Scotland which lists disabled-friendly accommodation and visitor attractions.

Rail and bus station have disabled access.

The Thistles Shopping Centre has a manual and assisted wheelchair service located on the lower floor next to the bus station.

Public conveniences with attendants and disabled facilities

Station Road 9.00am-5.30pm All year

Kings Park Stirling Winter 9.30am - 4.30pm Summer 9.30am - 6.30pm

Bus Station - ask at ticket office for radar key.

Park and Ride - Spingkerse Retail Park and Castleview.

Debenhams Store, Thistles Shopping Centre - shop hours, radar key.

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Tracing your connections

Starting points for tracing your connections with Stirling are:

  • Local History Library, Corn Exchange Road (Tel: +44(0)1786 432106)
  • The Central Scotland Parishes Family History Project
  • Cowane's Hospital, 49 St John Street, Stirling FK8 1QG