Frequent trains run between Glasgow and Stirling (a 45-min. trip) and between Edinburgh and Stirling (a 60-min. trip). A 1-day round-trip ticket from Edinburgh is £17 and from Glasgow is £15. For schedules, contact National Express Enquiries (tel. 0345/484-950; www.nationalexpress.com).
Frequent buses run to Stirling from Glasgow (a 40-min. trip). A 1-day round-trip ticket from Glasgow costs £6.50 to £8.30. Check with Scottish Citylink (tel. 08705/505-050; www.citylink.co.uk) for details.
If you're driving from Glasgow, head northeast along A80 to M80, and then continue north. From Edinburgh, head northwest along M9.
The tourist office is at 41 Dumbarton Rd. (tel. 01786/475-019; www.stirling.co.uk). April to May, it's open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm; June to August, hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 7:30pm and Sunday 9:30am to 6:30pm; September hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm; October hours are Monday to Saturday 9:30am to 5pm; and November to March, it's open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.