New Homes in Stirling
Welcome to Stirling
Whether you’re visiting local historical sites, enjoying activities with the family or out exploring the countryside, there are plenty of things to see and do close to your new home in Stirling. Located alongside the River Forth and close to Edinburgh, a move to Sterling could just be the perfect choice for you and your family.
A quick history
Stirling dates back to the 11th century, when a fort - now Stirling Castle - was built on the crossing over the River Forth, although ancient artefacts have also been discovered in the local area. The town was declared a royal burgh in the 12th century, and quickly grew. Today, one of the oldest buildings you can see in the town is the Church of the Holy Rude, second only to the castle. Stirling once had an affluent port, but it now no longer operates.
Business and industry
Stirling is home to a number of employers including Prudential, Capita, Forth Electrical Services, Graham’s Family Dairies and Norbord. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Civil Aviation Authority are also based in the town. Glasgow is also within commuting distance, so there’s lots of choice when looking for a new job.
Things to do in the area
If you’re interested in history, Stirling is home to a huge number of historic sites including Stirling Castle, the National Wallace Monument, The Old Town Jail and The Battle of Bannockburn Experience. The Argyll Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum is also located in the town.
For families moving to the area, there are plenty of kid-friendly attractions to explore, from Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park, to the Falls of Falloch and Palacerigg Country Park. Other places of interest nearby include Deanston Distillery and Visitor Centre and Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum, while you can enjoy a spot of retail therapy at The Thistles Shopping Centre and The Stirling Arcade.
Travel and commuting
Stirling is well-connected by both road and rail, ideal if you’re commuting for work or travelling to see family and friends. The journey to Glasgow takes 35 minutes by either car or train, while the journey to Edinburgh takes just under one hour by road or rail.
Travelling further afield, the journey to London takes more than seven hours by car or one hour 15 minutes by plane. Glasgow Airport is only a 40 minute drive away from Stirling, while Edinburgh Airport can be reached in just 35 minutes.