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Stirling Castle

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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...more
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| Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JKristian
Reviewed yesterday

I was not disappointed with my visit to Stirling Castle. The gardens were beautiful and the views from the tops of the walls are breathtaking from every angle. There's so much to see here that you really do need at least half an afternoon to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DonC3735
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a road trip around Scotland and made several stops visiting castles. Our lady guide at Fraser castle and this guy here at Stirling castle really made a difference. I believe his name was Rhys and we just loved the tour he gave us,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank olgaagapimou
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful treat awaited us in the beautiful town of Stirling! Stirling Castle is the best restored castle we have seen. Historic Scotland.... hats off to you. We spent such an enjoyable afternoon and didn’t realize that time had flown so fast that it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 475graemej
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This castle was so in tact we spent hours here. They had crafts for kids, dancing, a great cafe, live actors dressed up, a loom work exhibit, a Lego exhibit. They also had interactive ways to learn about the history from audio to video press...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anaispins
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautifully restored and maintained by Historic Scotland. I will not spoil the surprises waiting your visit, but do take a guided tour included in the entry price, fascinating and informative. Just go and see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon here, and the castle is really easy to reach from the train/bus station. There is a free land train to reach the castle entrance if you are travelling with children/elderly, as well as parking which my friend and I noticed. Good views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chow_TW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to visit even on a damp winters day the guild was very knowledgeable and entertaining and it was well worth the money, a must visit we would go again if in Stirling

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oldboy54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six and four year olds lasted two hours! They liked the children’s section with the various hands on activities. Best of all was the LEGO display around the back. As an adult always good to visit the castle. Looking forward to the Argyll’s museum reopening

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a weekend break in Stirling in early February. We loved wandering around the old town area. Stirling Castle is absolutely stunning inside and so is the outer areas. What an amazing view. The guide was excellent too. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Alyson D
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Response from chayblyth | Reviewed this property |
A park and ride is the easiest way and yes money is essential.
2 October 2018|
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Response from Iain M |
This would only happen if it was a political gathering that had not informed H.E.S. If you had informed the custodian I'm sure they would have accommodated you as long as you were there for non political reasons