Storybook Stirling lies at one of Scotland's most stra­tegic sites and has been at the heart of many bloody and influential conflicts.

The city is like a matchbox version of nearby Edinburgh. It rivals the countries capital for both history and landscape. However, what it lacks in big city lights, it makes up with ample small town charm.

Top 5: Stirling

1. Take part in your very own Mini Highland Games in picturesque surroundings

2. A visit to see the famous Wallace Monument 

3. Tour Fixtures at some stunning Scottish Rugby Clubs

4. See the Historic Stirling Castle

5. Visit Bannockburn 

A Weekend in Stirling

Day One

Arrive at your accomodation, moments from The Town

After some time exploring the grand surroundings

Transfer to a local rugby club for a training session to prepare for the games ahead


Day Two

Wake Up to a Full Scottish Buffet Breakfast

Transfer to a Rugby Club near Stirling ahead of your first game


Post Match Reception, Food & Hospitality

Head out to an activity centre for some Outward Bound Activities  

Dinner at the Hostel

Day Three

Full Scottish Buffet Breakfast

Transfer to Stirling Rugby Club to test yourself against one of Scotlands best!


Post Match Dinner in the Players Lounge 

Head out into the rural Highlands to compete in your very own Highland Games!

Return Home

Key Information

The Rugby

  • The town has a strong Rugby Culture. Stirling County RFC regularly compete at the top end of the Scottish Premiership, while their youth section compete with the best of the border clubs in having the strongest set up in Scotland.

    Stirling is the hidden gem of central Scotland and certainly offers something different to Edinburgh and Glasgow and certainly worth considering for your Caledonian jaunt this touring season.

  • You will be to play your tour fixtures at some picturesque clubs with great post match hospitality. 


Travelling to Stirling via coach is simple; From the West of England you would go up the M6 and travel via Glasgow and from the East of England you would go up the A1 via Edinburgh. 

Travel times by Coach are as follows:

  • Manchester - 4 Hours
  • Edinburgh - 1 Hours
  • Glasgow - 1 Hours
  • Leeds - 4 Hours
  • Newcastle - 3 Hours


SYHA Stirling


Stirling Youth Hostel is situated in the Old Town of Stirling, offering 4-star budget accommodation with 92 beds. A range of multi-share and private rooms are available at Stirling Youth Hostel, all en-suite. Facilities include a self-catering kitchen, dining room, two separate common areas and a meeting room for private use. 

Situated in the historic quarter, Stirling Youth Hostel is a great base to explore the city. Only 500 metres away from Stirling Castle, and 2 miles away from The Wallace Monument and Bannockburn Visitor Centre, it's a great place to learn about Scottish history. The popular Blair Drummond Safari Park is easily accessible by car, for a fun family day out. The youth hostel is a short 5-10 minute walk into the city centre where you can find excellent shopping, cafes, restaurants, bars.