Stirling Highland Hotel

Stirling Highland Hotel

The Stirling Highland Hotel is one of the most historic hotels in the whole of Scotland. It was built in 1854 and previously served as the High School of Stirling. It has wonderful Victorian architecture. Today it is a luxurious retreat with excellent facilities and beautiful decoration throughout.


There are ninety-six beautiful rooms at the Stirling highland hotel. Each one is bright, luxurious and includes all you need to have a great stay. Options are available to suit any needs, from standard double, twin, and king rooms with modern en suite bathrooms to deluxe and premium rooms with even more luxuries. There is also a selection of accessible rooms that can comfortably accommodate wheelchair users and people with other mobility issues.


The award-winning Scholar’s Restaurant is one of the highlights of the hotel. It has been awarded an AA Rosette for its world class cuisine. This includes wonderful breakfast and a la carte menus. There is also afternoon tea. You can sample all kinds of wonderful local produce and enjoy modern twists on many Scottish classics. The restaurant is in the heart of the hotel and has stunning decoration.

If you would rather enjoy quiet drinks or evening cocktails you can visit the Headmaster’s Study Bar. It is comfortable, quaint and a beautiful place to relax.

Spa & Fitness

The Stirling Highland Hotel also stands out as one of the best hotels in the area because of its wonderful Health & Leisure Club. There is a 17m indoor swimming pool, a full gym, squash court, sauna, and steam room. Guests and visitors can also try a range of spa treatments so they can relax and unwind.


If you want a historic, romantic, and picturesque venue for your wedding at one of the best Hotels in sterling this is it. The Maclaren Suite is the perfect place for the ceremony, and you can then have the reception in the wonderful Academy Suite. There are packages to suit any style of wedding and you can work closely with the in-house coordinator.

Meetings & Events

As a former school, the Stirling Highland Hotel is known as one of the best Hotels in sterling. Today it is still a hotspot for learning, hosting all kinds of meetings and events. The venue is AIM accredited. There are six different spaces, from small boardrooms to the grand Maclaren Suite. As a result, there is space for groups from 5 to 100.

Other Notable Facilities

One of the most incredible things about the hotel is the working observatory. It was built in 1889 and the original telescope is still in full use. The Royal Astrological Society manages it and arranges regular tours. Guests can also enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and parking on site.


The Stirling Highland Hotel is also one of the best Hotels in sterling because of the stunning location. You can enjoy amazing views across the historic city. There are plenty of historical sites nearby, including Stirling Castle, the Church of the Holyrood, and Stirling Bridge. 

Book your stay.

The Hotel Collection is proud to help you book a stay at this wonderful hotel. If you want to enjoy a Highland retreat or want the most luxurious hotel while you visit Stirling, Edinburgh, or Glasgow, this is the spot for you.