Day trips Experience beauty and culture


We ensure that every one of our students enjoys a full cultural experience that includes visits to some of Scotland’s most prominent landmarks

Excursions include day trips to Scotland’s vibrant university cities and breathtaking tourist attractions.

Edinburgh – Scotland’s stunning capital city

Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh has a medieval Old Town and an elegant Georgian New Town. The city is overlooked by the famous Edinburgh Castle, which is home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny. It boasts beauty, history and culture.

Glasgow – a famous university town 

The biggest city in Scotland, Glasgow is renowned for its museums, great shopping and famous university scene, which includes notable alumni, such as Adam Smith. In 2014, Glasgow hosted the MTV Awards, the MOBOs and the Commonwealth Games.

Water Activity Day

Students enjoy a day of water sports and team building activities at a 5-star award-winning adventure hub.


Stirling is one of Scotland’s most historic towns. Students visit the Castle and will take a guided tour of the old town. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary Queen of Scots, who was also the first woman ever to play golf.

St Andrews

A popular tourist destination, St Andrews is known for its famous golf course, ‘The Old Course’, which was host to the 2015 Open Championship.


Gleneagles is famous for its world class golf courses. The Jack Nicklaus designed PGA Centenary Course recently hosted the Ryder Cup in 2014. When asked about his work, Nicklaus said, It’s the finest parcel of land in the world I’ve ever been given to work with.'

National Wallace Monument

The Wallace Monument is a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a hilltop near Stirling. It commemorates William Wallace, the 13th-century Scottish hero, who inspired the film Braveheart.

Bridge of Allan

The campus is a ten-minute walk from the small town of Bridge of Allan, a historic Victorian spa town which has several charming shops and cafes for our students to explore. All trips to the local town are supervised by staff. Students are not permitted to leave the campus alone without the consent of the summer school director.

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University of Stirling 2025

session 1
28 June - 17 July 2025
session 2
19 July - 7 August 2025

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