Stirling Castle, Stirling

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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. Use our Stirling day trip tool to arrange your visit to Stirling Castle and other attractions in Stirling.
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  • Stirling Castle is situated in Stirling, being one of the most important castles in Great Britain. The castle was built in early 12-th century, on a hill of vast volcanic rock. Other buildings lasts.....  more »
  • I've wanted to visit this castle since I was a child. Last year my dream came true. I understood from reviews in advance that this castle is better (and less crowded) than Edinburgh so skipped...  more »
  • view from the castle is stunning. Castle is big and looks unbeatable. In every step we feel the history of this place. From the walls we can see the high tower as a memorial to battle happened around....  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic! Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The castle grounds itself are extremely well maintained and clean. There is a lot more to do, see and learn. I much proceeded Stirling Castle to Edinburgh. It was the highlight of our month long stay in Scotland.
  • Great castle to go to. Not as many tourists as Edinburgh so you can appreciate the displays a bit more. One cafe with friendly staff and good food. Plenty of photo opportunities and a good way to learn about Scotland's king's and queens.
  • A place with great history , to be seen by the localities as well as the visitors. Very beautiful views to be photographed for life time memories. A free guided tour by dedicated staffs , although there is an entry fee of 16 GBP for adults. There is a restaurant where one can have vegetarian food also. Public toilets are also there at the entry of the castle. Paid Car parking facilities are also there just before the entry of the castle.
  • Growing up in Stirling I used to visit the castle regularly, but to my shame I hadn't been back since the renovation of the Royal Chambers. Finally got there, and they look amazing. Its a great place to go exploring for a few hours, or on a warm sunny day, bring a book and sit under a tree, and let the history of the place sink in.
  • Wonderful castle with staff that are cheerful and very well informed. One even offered to my good lady when there was a spot opening in the dungeon that I could fill. There is a vintage weapon display with a guy who was very funny told us about different swords for different type of fighting.

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