Stirling Castle, Stirling
Categories: Castles, History Museums, Museums, Tourist Spots
Stirling Castle was not only the home of Mary Queen of Scots, but also an important center of art and culture in the 16th century. Still dominating the region’s skyline, the castle remains one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture, with majestic halls, vaults, kitchens, and galleries. Climb the castle’s high stone walls to look over an area where medieval armies clashed and decided the fates of many European nations. Today, the site’s parade ground is often used for open-air concerts and other special events, with nearly 400,000 visitors dropping by the various attractions each year. Purchase your tickets online before stepping into the castle’s fascinating world of passion, political plots, and royal intrigue. Work out when and for how long to visit Stirling Castle and other Stirling attractions using our handy Stirling itinerary planner.
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With so much history (which can be learned from their free tours) .. This is a Beautiful place. Climb up on the walls and just look at the views.. Also the construction of this castle and the time it ... read more »
After all the favourable reviews and on most "must see" lists of Scotland we recently visited Stirling Castle. It is a very imposing site as you drive into Stirling. Once inside the views go on foreve... read more »
The free guided tour (these run fairly regularly throughout the day I believe) was excellent and made the entry fee worthwhile. Ross was passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about Scottish history.... read more »
Amazing castle but by christ expensive to get in so didnt bother just sat in the gardens out drony and had ice cream. 👍😊
One of the best guided tours I've experienced. A thorough and detailed guide makes a world of difference in admiring the heritage of the castle. The castle itself has quarters with mannequins portraying the kitchen conditions, as well as rooms with interactive materials for children to marvel at. Definitely check out the museum as well. One of the most interesting relics and history pieces I've seen. However, don't stare at Robert the Bruce for too long. If you do, you might see his lips move and say.. . . . DEUS VULT
Fantastic location for tourists and locals alike. The restoration of some of the ceilings and tapestries are stunning as are the views from the battlements. The restaurant is very good and the only downside is the entry price. Well worth it though.
To me it looked a bit different from the English Castles we have visited. We learned a lot about the castle from our Tour Guide. He was very funny especially when he mentioned the Scots fighting the English. It' s a place worth visiting.
My family loved the castle as it was not ruined and that many of the rooms were refurbished to look like they did in James V's time. Steer clear of the Unicorn Cafe as it is very expensive
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