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Stirling Castle

Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 450 000
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
Owner description: Dominating the skyline for miles around, Stirling Castle is a shining...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Dublin, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Driving back from the Dundee area to Cairnryan to catch the ferry back to Ireland we took a small detour to see Stirling castle. So glad we did. It's fantastic. The views from the top are breathtaking. Our guide , a wee canny Scot was brilliant. If you like castles (I so) thois is a must see. The town of... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic time exploring the well restored castle. Friendly approachable staff, well-priced café with a great array of delicacies. We were in the castle for over three hours, and didn't see it all. Which means we will be back for a second visit soon. Having Historic Scotland membership made it a very affordable day out. The regimental museum... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit of Stirling Castle. First of all the views up there are spectacular. A bonus of visiting in winter is being able to enjoy the sunset while the castle is still open. Then there's the castle itself, which you can freely roam with hardly any restrictions -- compare with the highly overrated Edinburgh Castle which is... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Stunning architecture, historically interesting and informative, loved the ARgyll and Sutherland regimental museum too

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing place - great for kids and adults alike. Not cheap but worth the money so give plenty of time to look round

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greenock scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

visited the castle with my wife it was really enjoyable you get a free guided tour that takes about 40 mins and then you can take in the rest of the castle at your leisure give youself plenty of time as there is a lot to take in.

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Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This is a very well preserved and maintained part of Scottish history that looks out to the Wallace Monument and some great views of the Scottish countryside. The castle is loaded with history that shows the "intertwining links" with England and showcases much of the clan history of Scotland. The tour will take at least a couple of hours as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I grew up not too far away but never visited the castle. Wow! Great views, lots of interesting things to see.

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Dayton, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Walking up to Stirling castle and seeing the Robert the Bruce statue standing outside with the city below was a great site to behold. On one side of the castle in the distance is Wallace Monument commemorating the battle of Stirling Bridge. The other side in the distance is the spot of the Battle of Bannockburn where Scotland won its... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Came here with some friends from London and the day was bright, bitter, windy and sunny. The views from the castle are stunning as you look across to snow covered hills, the city of Stirling and the Wallace Monument. You can go up to the outer battlement to get a view and to the gift shop without paying for admission.... More 

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