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Review of Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Stirling Castle sits impressively above the city & is very imposing. The admission price is reasonable I think.....although for myself it was extremely cheap as I am a member of English Heritage. Plenty to do & see once inside the castle with a very helpful audio guide to steer you around the attraction. Very informative plaques help you out if you do not get the audio guide. A brilliant experience!

Visited July 2014
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“Ok but...”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Great Castle for it's position and presence from the outside. Inside it is sadly lacking with only the military museum having anything of interest. The main hall and chapel seem to have been unsympathetically restored and pretty basic with no real historical story to be told. Sorry, I've been touring around quite a lot in the last 18 months and was not impressed. The cost of visiting is too much for what is on offer.

Visited August 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This castle has been renovated to look as it did in the XVI century, and it is superb. We greatly enjoyed the free tour, as well as talking to the role-playing staff. Just bear in mind the castle is on top of a cliff, so it gets really windy, and it rained the whole time we were there.

Visited August 2014
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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“Always fun!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Love visiting our castle in Stirling, it's always got fun things to do or learn no matter what the weather is.
staff are always friendly and happy to help, and full of fun facts!
Was speaking to a lovely man named sandy who was happy to answer any of the questions my little cousin had to ask or suggest fun ways to find out, will definitely be back, might be expensive but it's worth it :)

Visited July 2014
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Riverside, California
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“Stirling Castle - The Amazing Castle of James XI”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

Stirling Castle is remarkably well-preserved, thanks to the hundreds of years of military presence followed by an amazing restoration by Historic Scotland. Unlike most castle ruins, Stirling is decked out in all the grandeur of the sixteenth/seventeenth centuries. Don't miss the palace itself, it's magnificent. I highly recommend the guided tour - our guide, Michael, was a wealth of information

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