With its steep and winding cobble stoned streets leading up to its eponymous castle, the city of Stirling offers an intimate, quaint and truly charming setting. Stirling Castle, an ancient seat of the Scottish crown, serves as a constant reminder of the town's long and battle scarred history. Since the town is not large, you will find your way around easily, and soon have a favorite pub or restaurant where you know the locals.
Stirling sits almost at the geographical center of Scotland, a fact which has had considerable historical and military significance, but one which now means that you are close to just about everything you could imagine. Whether it's the buzzing nightlife of Edinburgh or hiking a remote peak in the highlands, it's all within easy reach.
Although Edinburgh and Glasgow are only a short train ride away, Stirling offers students the opportunity to experience life in a smaller Scottish city.