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Places to stay in Stirling

Firstly, my apologies as I am sure this has been answered before, but I can't figure out how to sort the postings.

We will be in Stirling (if Covid allows) September 4 - 6, 2021. We are looking for recommendations for somewhere that is
walking distance from the main part of the city, charming, and quiet. We have fallen in love with Victoria Square and the
Orangery, but it is a bit out of our budget. Are there any recommendations for a place somewhat equivalent but falling
into the range of 110 GBP. Thank you.

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I haven't even been to Stirling, much less stayed there, but here's what booking.com has listed for your dates (I'm assuming Sep 6 is your check-out date). You may need to change the currency to GBP at the top of the page. The rates you see will be for the two nights with taxes included, but they will be for a non-refundable reservation if the hotel offers one. You'll need to select any lodging you're interested in to see what a refundable reservation will cost.

Posted by
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The first week of 2020, we traveled to Stirling and stayed at the Munro Guest House, It's a small B&B located in the center of town, with parking directly in front. You can walk to Stirling Castle - about 12/15 minutes but very uphill, so we drove. Richard does an excellent job and gave us some wonderful insight into what to see & do. Enjoy!

Posted by
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Try looking at TripAdvisor, Expedia, or equivalent for hotels in Stirling. You can also look at hotels in the area you like on Google maps, then do follow-up research on you own. For example, A quick look found Hotel Colessio for between $143-$154 (right at your £110 limit at today’s exchange rate) for your proposed nights. It’s between Victoria Square and the castle; not at VS but is close to the town center. I noticed a couple guest houses in the VS area, but not many.

Posted by
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Hi, Debbiejane757575,

You might want to consider the Premier Inn Stirling City Centre. It's a short walk from the train and bus stations, and also a short walk from the centre of town. It ain't charming, but it's functional and reasonably priced. For your days, it's 130 pounds for three nights, completely refundable if you cancel within 28 days of arrival. For 182 pounds (three nights), you can cancel without charge up to the day of arrival.

One caveat: They serve breakfast in the attached restaurant, at an additional charge, but you can probably beat their prices in town.

If you're driving, parking is free (or so they say).

There is also a Travelodge a little further away, toward the Tesco. It's a little cheaper (130 pounds for three nights, fully refundable until the date of your arrival), but not as nice.

Best wishes for your travels, and stay safe.

Mike (Auchterless)

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Thank you everyone, for your replies. I ended up doing the sensible thing and read about Stirling in Rick's Scotland
guidebook. I discovered Munro guest house, which truly ticks off all the boxes; location, great breakfast, pleasant rooms
and affordable. I'm lucky I checked as I managed to snag the last room available for my dates.