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“Good independent narration without too much out of place passion”
Review of Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle
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US$19.44*
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Ranked #1 of 63 things to do in Stirling
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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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Rainham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Good independent narration without too much out of place passion”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Stunning location, great views well presented tours where Scottish history was presented in an interesting but independent manner. great museum to the Argyles as well

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Overpriced (such a shame)”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

This is quite a nice castle, its not Windsor or Buckingham but its nice and important too.

But £14 is unfair given the size, costs to access and of course the fact that the highlight is the building itself as seen from afar!

Notice that all the reviews which say that its good value are from Heritage Pass Holder who get in FREE! duh!

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Not enough originality”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

From the outside and amongst the grounds, the castle is impressive and there is plenty of different parts to be looked at. I must have been spoilt by visiting Edinbugh castle as at Stirling, there is too much reproduction, such as adjoining rooms to the main hall, which itself was not very grand which I hoped would be the case.

Visited August 2014
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

What can I say. Been to this castle so many times but never tire of the castle and surrounding area. Always something new to see and do. Don't forget to take in local walks and the walk up to the castle is beautiful.

Visited August 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Typically interesting and well-preserved castle of historical importance”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I visited on a very wet day, never the best of circumstances to make judgement on an attraction, but thoroughly enjoyed my time there. The exterior has the grim grey look of an old castle that has served the purposes that it was built for but the lovely gardens give a flourish of colour and stand out even more against the dour background. The castle itself looks very imposing standing high on the hill above the city and it offers magnificent views across the open countryside and towards the Wallace Monument and the site of the battle of Stirling Bridge. Inside there are so many things to see that it is impossible to mention them all and thus difficult to give full credit to the castle for all that it has to offer. There are beautiful ceilings and fireplaces, important items of furniture and so many attractive individual exhibits like the Mons Drum and items from the Zulu War (very topically important this year). There is the chapel, the regimental museum and even the gargoyles outside are fascinating. Remembering that Mary QoS was crowned here and that James VI was the last monarch to stay here reinforce the historical importance of this venue. A must for all interested in our heritage.
A drawback worth mentioning as advice to visitors is that the queue for the car park was very lengthy on a quiet wet Friday outside school holidays. It would be better to park away from the site and enter it on foot although it is up the hill from the city centre and would prove difficult for the less mobile or those with health constraints. Perhaps the castle could think about running shuttle transport!

Visited June 2014
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