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Study English in Stirling

A little gem of a city, Stirling is set in the heart of Scotland and offers something for everyone. Overlooked, like Edinburgh, by its medieval castle, Stirling’s historic character is accompanied by a contemporary buzz.

While providing all the attractions of a thriving city, its compact size makes it easy to get around. Students attending our Young Learner Summer Programme at Stirling University’s picturesque and superbly-resourced campus are just minutes from the city centre by bus, while the charming Bridge of Allan is also within easy reach.

Studying English in Stirling:

Discover the city

Stirling may be compact in comparison to Glasgow and Edinburgh, but its rich history - which includes enduring links to the historic Scottish figures William Wallace and Robert the Bruce - lends it a substantial presence. Our Young Summer Learner timetable includes visits to several of the city’s most popular attractions, while a selection of longer excursions are also on the agenda. Click on the adjacent links to find out more.

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Getting around

Our summer students will soon discover that the vast majority of their daily destinations can be reached on foot, with the campus host to their classes, accommodation and many of their timetabled activities. Transport is provided for longer-distance excursions, while regular bus services connect the campus with nearby Stirling city centre. Taxis are also readily available.

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Stirling Highlights

Students studying on our Stirling Courses will  have the opportunity to visit some of the following attractions.

Stirling Castle
Stirling CastleThis dramatic medieval fortress, which stands high above the city, has a long and turbulent history and is one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks. Several Scottish kings and queens have been crowned here, while today it is also a is also a thriving arts and concert venue. An extensive restoration of the castle’s renaissance royal palace was completed in 2011 and includes four giant tapestries and the installation of replicas of the Stirling Heads - carvings which date from the mid 14th Century.

Wallace Monument
The Wallace MonumentBuilt to commemorate the 13th Century Scottish hero William Wallace, this towering Victorian landmark stands upon the Abbey Craig and those who climb the 246-step spiral staircase are afforded expansive views of the Ochil Hills and Forth Valley. Inside, the Wallace Sword is among a number of artefacts believed to have belonged to the legendary warrior.

Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Stirling Smith MuseumOne of the city’s landmark buildings, the Stirling Smith is dedicated to the promotion of cultural and historical heritage and the arts. Formerly known as The Smith Institute, it was founded in 1874 at the bequest of artist Thomas Stuart Smith and its rich showcase of old and new exhibits makes for a fascinating visit.

Bridge of Allan
Bridge of AllanLess than three miles from Stirling city centre, and an easy walk from the university campus, this charming village, which sits by the picturesque Allan Water, developed into a spa town during the Victorian era. A range of short walks, and a selection of shops and cafes make it an ideal destination for those seeking to while away a quiet afternoon.

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Stirling Attractions

 

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Half Day Excurions

Students studying on our Stirling Courses could have the opportunity to visit the following attractions:

 

 

 

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Full Day trips from Stirling

Popular destinations for day trips from Stirling include locations such as;

Edinburgh
Edinburgh - The Scott MonumentOur scheduled day trip to Scotland‘s stunning capital city includes a tour of the historic Royal Mile and a visit to the Scottish Parliament. Edinburgh also plays host to our  Young Learner Summer programme in addition to our September-June group programmes and you can find out more about the city on the Edinburgh Location page.

Glasgow
GlasgowA timetabled day trip to Scotland’s largest city features a visit to the spectacular new Riverside Transport Museum as well as a tour of the city and the opportunity to enjoy some shopping. Glasgow is also home to our English & Football Academy programme and you can learn more about the city on the Glasgow Location page.

The Trossachs
Steamship Sir Walter ScottCovering over 700 square miles of lowland landscapes, mountains, lochs, rivers and forests, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park boasts some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland. A hugely popular visitor attraction, the park offers a wide range of land and water-based activities. Loch Katrine lies in the heart of the Trossachs and our day trip includes a sailing of the loch aboard the steamship Sir Walter Scott.

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Programmes

We have the following English Language Programmes available in Stirling:

 

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