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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
+44 1786 450000
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Easy to access either on foot from within Stirling and close to the trains station. Beautiful structures with a great history. The audio guide was really helpful to get the most out of the visit.

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Looks austere from a distance but on entering the Castle it opens out to a beautiful, well kept or loved Castle. Great for historians, singles, couples, families or groups as it has something for everyone. A history spread across centuries but still modern because of...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We are locals to the Castle but thought we would revisit our heritage site. It was rather pricey however we enjoyed the day none the less. We went on a changeable day but the castle is perfect for that you can pop indoors or do...More

Thank Mhairi N
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stirling Castle is a highlight tour. It holds the most history for Scotland, and it's well worth the visit. Though the castle itself is not highly furnished or decorated, or even particularly large, the sweeping views are stunning. The tour guide was outstanding. He was...More

Thank Solarain
Reviewed 25 April 2016

And I've been to quite a few!! The story of the Thistle and Rose above the windows on James the fourth's building is my favourite :)

Thank CharLessenger
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Take the tour with a tour guide to get the best out of your visit. A great day out - and you will need quite a time to see everything. Many different areas within the castle grounds - the Great Hall, Royal Chapel, Royal apartments...More

Thank Chrisandp2014
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This castle is fantastic we spent aleast 6hrs there plenty to do and look at... Can go on a guided tour or go around yourselves.. Staff were dressed up and acted as you entered a room.. Very good for the price but if you have...More

Thank clairewilliam
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Very interesting, but take your time because are a lot of areas for visit. In my opinion is a little expensive.

Thank Amaia L
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Plenty to see, so much history. Stirling castle is a must on your visit list if coming to or passing through Stirling. Park your car outside the door at a small cost or park in the town and walk up taking in the historic buildings...More

Thank Annette S
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We joined historic Scotland the day before and went on a family jaunt to Stirling castle..we all had a great time, the kids got free audio guides with the membership which kept them amused the whole trip, and we all got in free. Lovely place,...More

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25 July 2017|
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Response from PeterGH1964 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can
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.