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Stirling Castle

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Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 450 000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
Description: Dominating the skyline for miles around, Stirling Castle is a shining...
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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This is undoubtedly one of the most interesting castle/ stately home visits in the UK. The castle has been renovated to look as would have done in the 16th century with vibrant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is undoubtedly one of the most interesting castle/ stately home visits in the UK. The castle has been renovated to look as would have done in the 16th century with vibrant colours and fresh carvings. A slight drawback was the official guided part of the visit which was conducted by a heavily accented guide, who lost most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Visited this castle in April 2015 on a 2 week Scotland Roadtrip-so glad we did! This castle is so very well maintained and renovated, it takes you right back to Medieval times. The Great Hall that has a ceiling made like a hull of a ship and was the site of some great celebrations.. the intricately painted ceilings in the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The palace restoration gives a great picture of how the other half live. Plenty of activities to interest both adults and children.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Well worth visiting. Lots of history about the Kings and Queens of Scotland particularly from the seamstress in the Queens bedroom who really knows her stuff.

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Vancouver, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

On Monday, 20 April 2015, I took your tour to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Glengoyne Distillery. Our diver was "James from Glasgow ". He was amazing. Very knowledgeable about the scenic terrain in which we traveled, photo opps and history of the scheduled location stops. Stirling Castle with the beauty of the grounds and view of the Wallace Monument... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Magnificently located castle at the top of a 250 feet high crag ...an extinct volcano in fact. Take the tour and enjoy a set of beautifully renovated buildings within the castle walls...not too many steps to climb.Our guide was informative, lively and entertaining. Views from the top of the castle stretch to the Firth of Forth Bridges, Falkirk, across the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Stirling Castle is located atop a cliff in the middle of Stirling and, just the view is fantastic on its own. Apart from seeing the outside of the castle, the gardens and the views of the neighboring countryside (all well worth spending time on), the essential part of the visit consists of a series of beautifully renovated rooms. The whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Always a good day out with the family. I would suggest buying the annual historic Scotland pass, as it makes it even better value!

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Syracuse, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This castle was great, very well preserved. When we arrived early around 10am it was completely foggy, as you could not tell you were even on a large hill. We could barely see the tops of the highest peaks of the castle (we looked at our pictures of the foggy castle afterwards, and they actually looked really cool and erie!).... More 

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Been to lots of castles and this rates as one of the best. The palace has been recreated and actors are in some of the rooms explaining what they were used for and why some of the decorations are in place, really useful. There is lots to see and do and the gardens are beautiful. There is a good tea... More 

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