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Stirling Castle

Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
01786 450 000
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Castles, Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Getting married, Group tours/walking tour
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This is a lovely castle with superb views. The staff were all wonderful espcially the ones dressed in period costumes playing the parts of residents of the castle. We had a great day. Loads of stuff for kids to do to.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You need to spend a few hours here to really appreciate everything it has to offer. The history, the buildings, the location and the tourists of which I was one, flock here daily. I really enjoyed all of it. The interactive area which is purpose built for kids ( I think) but amused the adults as much was great. The... More

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Just visited on a blustery day with family. Interesting tour guide and lovely buildings to see. Kitchen set up is brilliant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best Castles to visit in Scotland. There are beautiful vistas and an excellent 1/2 hour tour. I would highly recommend visiting this Castle

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Allow at least 2 hours (and that doesn't include the cafe!) I thought I knew a fair bit about Scottish history, but learnt so much more. The castle has recently been renovated as an attraction and there's lots of informational boards everywhere, so even if you don't take the tour, you'll learn a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Very impressive Castle which has had a number of rooms restored to what they may have looked like in its early years and which gives a much better impression of what it may have been like to have lived there in the time of Mary Queen of Scots. The ceilings were especially impressive. Possible the provision of mirrors would help... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stirling Castle is definitely worth the visit, and I recommend that you allow plenty of time to wander and explore the many facets, nooks and crannies offered by this historical castle. Include the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders museum (within the castle grounds) in your tour. Knowledge of Scottish history is not necessary to enjoy this tour. The castle also includes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had the opportunity to go thru the historic Stirling Castle on a recent trip thru Scotland. The guided tour was definitely the way to go. The exterior of the castle and the views are fantastic. Was a little disappointed with the interior of the chapel and great hall, which were mostly empty rooms. On this particular day they were having... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Stirling Castle is well worth the train trip from Edinburgh (you can also go from Glasgow), to be able to spend the amount of time you want rather than go on a group bus tour. The climb up to the Castle from the train station is interesting, but there are also frequent buses, and taxis available. The Castle itself provides... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

An extremely good castle - lots of it had been sympathetically and very well restored. There is a tapestry exhibition which was very interesting. All the staff were very well informed and friendly - they must have first class training as they all spoke with enthusiasm and were very interesting. The food available was good and reasonably priced. The gift... More

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