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The Portcullis Hotel

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Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG, Scotland
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The Portcullis Hotel
Ranked #6 of 23 Hotels in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bingley, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Hotel is located just below Stirling Castle, at the top of the main hill - great location (if you're fit !). There are a handful of parking spaces at the front, which were all occupied with lunchtime guests when we arrived at 2.30pm but one of the staff kindly offered to move her car out and let me in,... More 

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Our trip to Scotland was amazing and staying at Portcullis was part of the allure. Our Scottish friends recommended we stay there and they steered us to a lovely experience. Jamie and all of the staff were wonderful. The food was delicious and the staff had a willingness to accommodate special food needs: gluten free, vegetarian, etc. The location is... More 

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed at this fantastic base over New Year 2012 - Jim and Lynn are fantastic hosts who made us feel very welcome. This hotel has a fantastic menu and the food is amazing. I have to say, I love the steaks. We spent New Year 2011/12 here and had our wee Bichon Frise puppy with us which wasn't a problem... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Portcullis to break up a long drive from Inverness to Gloucester. This hotel has the most incredible character. It's an 18th century grammar school right up against the castle. The views out over Stirling are incredible. The rooms are cosy and well looked after. The restaurant is comfortable and the food is good but definitely Glasgow style.... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Attached to Stirling Castle, Scotland, fantastic accommodations, outstanding food, superb service and the pub, well, I've died and gone to heaven. Make sure you pick room #1 for the best view of the castle.

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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

After travelling to Loch Awe for a few nights, we decided to stay in Stirling for a night to break up the journey home. The Portcullis Hotel is right next door to the castle and has amazing views of the town. On arrival we found that all the parking bays were full as unfortunately people park in front of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Stayed there in Sept 2014 and loved it. Lots of value for the money, very unique setting, formally an old school. Directly next to the castle. Twisting narrow staircases add to the charm, do not go if you're expecting a cookie cutter hotel. This place is special, mainly because of Jamie and his staff. They make you feel like family.

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of locals. The service was very friendly and efficient. The meal was lovely and there was plenty of attention to detail with the decoration on the plate. We had tried to get in here a couple of weeks ago but it was fully booked. It does appear to be a busy place so we... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I have just spent 7 nights at the Portcullis Hotel, and enjoyed my stay very much. The single room I had was perfect for my needs, and had an en suite bathroom.. Wi fi was available free, and aTV with restricted channels. The meals I had at the hotel were excellent, and the last breakfast I had was a real... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was a gorgeous hotel in a very old building full of character. The room was small but we had the most magnificent view & large well appointed bathroom. The staff were amazing. We only stayed one night but they went to no end of trouble to make us feel at home. They immediately booked a table in their very... More 

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Address: Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Stirlingshire > Stirling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Portcullis Hotel Stirling
The Portcullis Hotel Stirling, Scotland

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