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Stirling Castle

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Dominating the skyline for miles around, Stirling Castle is a shining example of Renaissance architecture. Visitors can look out from its high stone walls to the battlefields of Stirling Bridge where great medieval armies clashed to decide the fate...more
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Castle Esplanade | Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon exploring the castle with such rich history. Could see the whole city from the castle.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dwinalc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice castle, a lot of exhibitions to see, long Scottish history to learn. Also the views from the castle are great. I really enjoyed my time here, even despite of bad weather.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Paulina S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

During a short break in Edinburgh we decided to take a trip out to Stirling. Although we have visited before,there always seems to be something new. We joined a tour conducted by RUSSELL. He was very friendly and knowledgeable. Although the group was rather large...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian S
Reviewed 4 days ago

First time visiting the Castle which is set high on a hill. We drove up a narrow winding road to the castle car park, it was full, but we managed to find a space. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The clerk in the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jenn O
Reviewed 4 days ago

Magnificent revival are the words that spring to mind when considering this castle. We had a guided tour by Frank who was obviously passionate about his subject and was quite the thespian at times. Certainly brought things alive for us. A must see when in...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Hamish42
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Haven’t been to this castle for over 30 years, still a great place for for a day out, great if you read a bit about its history before you visit, then let your imagination do the rest once you are there.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mill73
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a snowy cold day exploring Stirling Castle for the first time. Great panoramic views. Hands on activities for the children. Warm cafe. Friendly and helpful staff. Reasonable entrance fee. Not too busy. Fascinating history. Would love to go back and explore the parts...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pleasure2holiday
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the castle with friends,we throughly enjoyed it lots to see very interesting,the staff were very friendly and helpful great views o and the food and coffee were very very nice worth a visit xx👍

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JillH2172
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

In my recent trip to Stirling I had a chance to visit this place and it’s quite lovely to see the castle and it gives wonderful view of the city

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank duraia2018
Reviewed 5 days ago

really interesting castle plenty to see the guides really know there stuff beautiful reproduced tapestry's, anyone interested in Scottish history should pay a visit. a morning is not really enough time to see everything. nice café ,not to bad prices. was quiet at our visit...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Alyson D
7 October 2018|
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Response from Jetset124 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need cash. There is plenty of parking, but arrive early to avoid crowds
1 October 2018|
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Response from Barclay W |
This post is politically motivated because Nationalist independence supporters weren’t allowed to gather on the castle esplanade as per HES regulations.