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Once known as the “Gateway to the Highlands”, Stirling today lends its name to both the city and the council area that surrounds it. The region stretches from Ben Lui to Loch Tay in the north, through Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and down to the borders of Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and East and West Dunbartonshire. A land of lakes and mountains, with a historic and picturesque city at its heart, Stirling is a slice of Scotland begging to be explored.
Stirling has its own train station, just a half hour from Glasgow and fifty minutes from Edinburgh, but it can also be accessed by car or bus. If you’re not bringing a vehicle into Stirling, rest assured that you can easily hire a car once you’ve arrived in the city. Stirling is home to several car rental companies, as well as numerous supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, petrol stations and shops. Two main roads run out of Stirling, the A811, which heads west to Loch Lomond, and the A84, which heads north, through Callander and past Loch Lubnaig, before turning west at Bovain. Other smaller roads connect the A84 and the A811 to the more remote towns and natural areas in the region.
Any driving tour of Stirling must begin with an extensive tour of the city of Stirling. This hilly city is memorable for the stunningly well-preserved Stirling Castle, the famous Wallace Monument, the winding banks of the Forth River and the narrow cobbled lanes of Stirling’s Old Town. Just outside the city, only a ten minute car journey south, lies the historic town of Bannockburn, where Scottish hero Robert the Bruce famously triumphed over English forces in 1314. Other top spots to explore include the historic ruins at Mar’s Wark and the Church of the Holy Rude, which was built in the 15th Century and is notable for its beautiful stained glass windows.
Once you’ve explored the city, you’ll want to drive up into the Trossachs National Park, where you’ll find secluded lakes and densely wooded hills. For a particularly scenic drive, start in the pretty riverside town of Callander, about a 30 minute car journey from Stirling. Nestled on the River Teith, the town is home to quaint bed & breakfasts, charming restaurants and a popular beauty spot at Bracklinn Falls. From Callander, take the A821 west, driving past Loch Venachar and following the road as it curves around Loch Achray, providing some stunning views of the lake and the secluded Trossachs Church. You can also stop off at nearby Loch Katrine, which famously inspired Sir Walter Scott’s Lady of the Lake. From there, follow the A821 down to the village of Aberfoyle, where you can either connect to the B829, which heads back north, or continue south to the A811, which will carry you west to bonny Loch Lomond, the largest and most famous of the lakes in this region.
In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £1 in Stirling and Falkirk.
On average, car rentals in Stirling and Falkirk are £6.
When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.
You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.
Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.
To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.
Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.
A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.
We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.
When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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