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Stirling Castle

Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
+44 1786 450000
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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 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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Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stirling Castle was one of our favorite castles in Scotland. This Castle does a great job of explaining the history that surrounds it and all that led up to Robert the Bruce taking the Throne of Scotland. The displays were excellent and we enjoyed our...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

£15 to enter. Have to pay to park in a limited space carpark. Repairs to castle impeads experience. You don't actually get to see much but bricks. The world's oldest football.. possibly.. ever the caveat.not worth wasting hard earned money on fighting for space with...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Stirling Castle was a premier attraction and it really knocked our socks off. We had been told to try to plan more than one thing to do as the castle wouldn't take much time--totally wrong! We spent extra time to make sure we explored every...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stirling Castle is rich in Scottish history. The castle sits above Stirling with magnificent sweeping views of the surrounding countryside and the town itself. The castle was very busy when we were there such is its popularity. I was particularly impressed with the queens palace...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The cold and sometimes drizzly weather did not spoil this trip. The young lady who took us around was full of knowledge. Very interesting place. Lots for older children to interact with. Well preserved castle with lots of history.

Thank Leslye H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed an excellent day at Stirling Castle . Started with an amazing tour by Frank the guide , he was very informative and funny , his enthusiasm was infectious. Lots of interactive things to do too , including dressing up in period clothes . A...More

Thank srhmcee
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was favorite castle in Scotland. Unicorns everywhere! The refurbished rooms to see how royalty lived was amazing. Go see this one! Lots of crowds though.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the best historical attractions I have visited. Its location, views, layout, and dedicated support staff would be hard to beat. The history of the castle and its links to Scotland's ancestry is well laid out with plenty of exhibits to touch...More

Thank Kev M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It does not matter how many times we visit we always see something else to catch the eye. If you visit Scotland this is a must do not miss it,there is also parking as long as you arrive early . The inside decoration is outstanding...More

Thank craigluscar
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Started with a tour around outside with a lady which was very informative. Went inside and was a bit disappointed. They try very hard to keep things authentic. Actors in rooms good. Outside magnificent.

Thank Glenda W
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Equidas
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Mi piace ma non saprei.
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14 February 2018|
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Response from marilynw888 | Reviewed this property |
Most train and bus stations usually have multiple sized lockers for luggage. If I were you I would check with both the train station and the bus station as well since it is very close to the train station.
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Response from Juliette B | Reviewed this property |
We went on a cold afternoon and took about an hour and a half. Time is really reliant on your level of interest. I love history and on a previous trip could easily have spent 3 hours.
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