The mainly residential town of Bridge of Allan near Stirling nestles in wooded countryside below the Ochil Hills on Allan Water, a tributary to the River Forth. The grounds of the town’s Airthrey Estate, sitting just below the Ochil Hills, play host to the University of Stirling, founded in 1967.
There are many local facilities including a leisure centre, sporting facilities, a golf club, shops, restaurants and hotels. The town is easily accessible by road and by rail with direct and indirect services to Stirling, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth, Dundee and Aberdeen.
Less than 2 miles north of Stirling the Bridge of Allan is ideally and centrally located to reach many key cities and towns on the East of Scotland. It offers a good road infrastructure and frequent bus service connecting you to places such as Perth, Stirling, Auchterarder, Crieff and Dunblane. There is a regular coach service to Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow and Stirling. The Bridge of Allan railway station also allows easy access to Edinburgh and Glasgow in an hour.
Bridge of Allan has a public school which provides both nursery and primary education as well as a private school, Beaconhurst similarly offering nursery and primary education. For the young adults in your household there is Wallace high school or Stirling high school and also Stirling University, with its breath-taking campus and impressive facilities, is just 2 minutes away from Bridge of Allan town centre.
A local thriving community featuring a fabulous offering of independent shops is complimented by the Stirling Thistle shopping centre, only a 10-minute drive away. Stirling city centre also offers a range of shops and entertainment.
Places to visit
With Stirling Castle, The Wallace monument, Blair Drummond Safari park, a distillery and brew house and much more all on your doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice and entertainment living at the Bridge of Allan.
The town also offers many sporting facilities including those on offer at Stirling University. Nestled in between the firth of forth and the firth of Clyde there are rivers, canals and lochs providing stunning walks and an array of water-based activities including sailing, fishing and canoeing.
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