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Stirling Castle

Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
+44 1786 450000
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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 of nations. Home to generations of Scottish monarchs including, Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle is an enduring and powerful reminder of our fascinating history.
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Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
+44 1786 450000
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

Enjoyed Stirling Castle and it's wonderful tour. They explained everything in detail and was just an amazing place to visit.

Thank CazReb
Reviewed 13 January 2016

I love this castle. Admittedly, I had never gone to Stirling, as I always thought it was just a duplicate of Edinburgh, but it's not. It's smaller and has an entirely different feel. I prefer Stirling castle over Edinburgh Castle. And the town of Stirling,...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2016

This is the birth place of Mary Queen of Scott's. A magnificent view over the fields of Stirling and worth a visit.

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

An excellent experience, partially refurbished gang it an interesting feel. The home of Scottish royalty. Worth spending time, we were there for half a day and that seemed to be enough. Lots to see .

Thank singaporefinn1967
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We enjoyed a visit to the Castle because it gave us a feel for what the Castle was like in the 1550s and the medieval times. The free guided tour gave us an insight to the events that had taken place. the re-enactment in the...More

Thank Emerita A
Reviewed 8 January 2016

my sister, her husband me and my husband we are went to visit the castle, nice big, have a parking area, nice view, was the wether fantastic in february, sunny and warm, we are was luckey. beatiful place.

Thank icirider
Reviewed 8 January 2016

I took my 8 and 10 year old, plus my 65+ year old mother. My mother enjoyed the tours with the guide. There are thrones you can sit it (fun for taking pictures), they have staff in some rooms dressed up in the period time...More

Thank WayTooBusyMom
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Not the cheapest place to visit, but plenty of things to see when inside, including a lot of recently refurbished areas. The guided tour included in the price definitely worth doing.

Thank Treaclytreat
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Great experience at the castle, beautiful views, nice recreation of what it might have been like to live there, creative displays and interactive experience. I highly recommend the trip!

Thank ps102
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Much prefer this too Edingburgh Castle which is too commercialised. Much easier to get around and the grand hall can be used for weddings, which would be delightful. Lots to see, great history when you look across you can see the Wallace monument both complement...More

Thank DLOWBrisbane
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
Apparently there is regular bus service from Stirling city centre to the castle that runs every 15 minutes but you can also take a taxi outside the station.
JoAnn S
15 May 2017|
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Response from Winseven | Reviewed this property |
We were there in mid-April. No line.
Mary R
19 April 2017|
Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Thanks for your message. Most parts of the castle are accessible by wheelchair, but as a historic building some are not. Areas unsuitable for wheelechair access: •Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum •The Great... More