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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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A friend and I visited several castles on our visit to Scotland. This one is NOT to be MISSED!!! While there are several updates to the interior that make it a little less... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A friend and I visited several castles on our visit to Scotland. This one is NOT to be MISSED!!! While there are several updates to the interior that make it a little less authentic compared to others...the tours and guides are beyond compare!! We had a tour about James VI because we happened to be there on the anniversary of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Interesting, beautiful views, costumed guides. Russian explanation was missing. However, I would recommend this place for a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

In my personal opinion better than Edinburgh.parking is 4 pounds perhaps it could be free for members small quibble however as restored palace interiors and tapestries are worth the price of admission alone lots for children too and catering excellent and reasonably priced highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful castle with many attractions. We went on one of the many guided tours provided. Our guide was Michael who was excellent--a very clear & precise speaker with a wealth of knowledge & good humour. There are so many areas of the castle to see,all of which are breathtaking.The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Museum is well worth a visit. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Guided Tours are free and you learn a lot more from them than wandering around the castle. while there is information spots, it's always better to go on a tour, or get the head set and wander around the castle to learn about the fully history. There are plenty of fantastic views and you can see in the distance the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this castle......beautiful views and great tours. Everyone at the castle were very informative of what happened there and the history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Stirling Castle lies at the very heart of the complex web that is the history of Scotland and whilst the castle might not seem as 'gritty' as Edinburgh there is plenty to enjoy with some excellent restoration and plenty of different exhibitions from ceiling carvings to life in the kitchens, the Unicorn tapestries to the history of the castle. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Like so many Scottish castles, Stirling Castle sits on a hilltop, with expansive views of the town below. I enjoyed the experience here more than Edinburgh Castle. There seemed to be more to see and the history was either more interesting or the presentation made it feel that way Though I’d heard the audioguide is excellent, we decided to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We spent 8 days in Scotland and opted to purchase the 7-Day Scottish Explorer pass, and with that admission to the Stirling Castle is free. I would recommend Stirling Castle over Edinburgh castle because there are less crowds and more history (even if both are very beautiful). They have rooms where kids can dress up and play and really interact... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went here on a weekend so expected it to be busy, which it certainly was. Decided to wait for the carpark even though it was full and was in within 20 minutes, though being squeezed up against the wall while coaches forced there way through the other direction was a bit hairy. Once in went straight to priority check-in as... More 

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Additional Information about Stirling Castle

Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 450 000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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