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Stirling Golden Lion Hotel

stirling golden lion hotel

8/10 King Street
Stirling FK8 1BD

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The Golden Lion Hotel has looked after travellers in Stirling since 1786. It is one of the main focal points of historic Stirling and has stood the test of time. There has been a process of continuous improvement of the hotel over the last few years and you’ll find it very comfortable indeed.

An excellent city centre location with staff committed to giving first class service. The hotel is within easy walking distance to main bus and rail stations. An ideal location for business and leisure and within walking distance to all amenities and tourist attractions. A convenient place to stay in a central location.

stirling golden lion hotel accommodation

The hotel has 67 up-to-date bedrooms including a range of Superior and Executive rooms. Private bathrooms, radio, colour TV and direct dial telephone come as standard.

Accommodating People

stirling golden lion hotel accommodation

Even the most discerning guest is bound to be impressed by the standard of comfort at the Golden Lion. All rooms have recently been stylishly refurbished, all have superbly appointed en suite facilities and all have flat-screen tv with Sky.

Particularly spacious, our rooms blend traditional and contemporary looks and are varied in shape and layout, reflecting the individuality of the Golden Lion’s heritage. We have several rooms suitable for disabled guests.

Free internet broadband is available in the Golden Lion’s public areas and a lift serves all five floors.

Robert Burns in Stirling

Robert Burns, Scotland’s national poet, stayed at the Golden Lion Hotel in 1787, and late one evening (or in the wee small hours of the morning) he etched the controversial poem Stirling Lines on a window pane in one of the public rooms. Was that room what is now the Library Bar? We do know that Burns returned some weeks later and shattered the offending pane with his riding crop (well, he was the pop idol of his day, mobbed in nearby Broad Street and at the Tollbooth.) The window glass is gone: the story remains forever.

Restaurants and Bars

stirling golden lion hotel

For well over two centuries The Golden Lion has welcomed guests, with delicious fare, fine wines and refreshing ales. Friendly, knowledgeable service is another of our keynotes, in both the cosy Cronies Bar and the adjoining Cronies restaurant. You’ll find our sommelier has compiled an exceptional selection of fine wines from the New World and the Old, with something to please every taste. Our chefs make something special of dishes traditional and modern alike.

Cronies restaurant

Cronies Restaurant complements the adjacent bar with an elegant layout, service that is attentive and friendly, and a memorably high standard of cuisine.

Succulent local beef, lamb and Scottish seafood are among the signature dishes on an imaginative menu, which caters for all special dietary requirements. A varied menu for children is always available, and the Golden Lion provides a professionally chosen menu of wines from Worlds Old and New.

stirling golden lion hotel restaurants and bars

Cronies Bar

Cronies Bar is the characterful solution when you seek a cool, quiet pint, and the comfortable, wood-panelled setting is a favourite with touring guests and Stirlingshire locals alike.

Sink into the leather club armchairs and sofas, order up a dram or two of malt whisky and admire the memorabilia that takes you back to the Golden Lion’s 18th century origins as a coaching inn.

Throughout the day you can enjoy snacks, fresh coffee, tea and pastries, from our full bar service. A tasty bar meal menu is offered all day ‘til 10 pm and live entertainment is a regular attraction.


The Golden Lion Hotel has exclusive, secure, car parking spaces available (subject to availability at time of arrival) free at the rear of the hotel – via the signposted archway on Murray Place – and is an easy 3 minute walk from Stirling’s main rail and bus stations – also a 7 minute walk from the castle. There is a taxi rank adjacent to the hotel.

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