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Stirling Castle

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Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1786 450000
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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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I consider this one of the best castles in the UK. Fantastic views and interesting exhibits, A true place of Scottish history and of outstanding strategic importance. A great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stirling, United Kingdom

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I consider this one of the best castles in the UK. Fantastic views and interesting exhibits, A true place of Scottish history and of outstanding strategic importance. A great histric area in the vicinity.

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Thank Banker64
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very friendly staff and the view from the top is amazing. Very good interactive displays on your way up too. Great photo opportunity.

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Thank Matthew H
Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was their a few times now and I would tell everyone if your in Stirling that it's a must go to place I live here and have for 32 years and I a good place to have a good day

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Thank chris27uk
Oslo, Norway
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66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stirling Castle is a great place to explore and really deserves some hours of your time. There are free tours every hour.

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Thank born2travel123
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to go here for some time and so took the train from Edinburgh and was extremely disappointed. It's all replicas inside the castle, new wood, fixtures and fittings. It's lost its charm for sure. Beautiful from the outside. If your in Stirling go see it but don't travel from a far like we did.

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Thank Tammyreid83
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

stirling castle is up the hill from the town centre we have been many times to visit the castle first with our children and now with grandchildren and it never disappoints. the view from the castle is amazing you can see for miles. there are some very interesting rooms to visit inside the castle and we always take the time... More 

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Thank christine0253
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being a stirling resident this place never gets boring, we live in stirling and we have a castle. a good day out but not for tots , or those unstable on there feet due to cobbles, just can't get used to the cream/brown/gold building that is now visible from my home and workplace

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Thank rachael t
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live in Stirling which means we get in free to the castle (some old bye-law). This means we go a lot. However, there us always something new and interesting to see. The actors are great, the tours are fab. Better than Edinburgh Castle!

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Thank Ceor
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great day out for all. The people playing the historic characters were superb. Especially mary of Guise. She was so convincing and knew her History, not just her own family but what went on in Europe at the time. Highly recommended.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Much better, in my opinion than Edinburgh Castle; well-informed helpful cheery guide; cafe good for coffee and cake or meal; but a bit expensive.

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