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Stirling Castle

Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
01786 450 000
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Ranked #1 of 20 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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Modena, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

With all the castles that one can see in Scotland this one can be easily skipped. It's the most expensive one and inside of it there are only a few rooms most of which are empty. I suggest passing through to take a pic from the bottom and head to the next tourist attraction.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The best local attraction in Stirling and in some respects a nicer 'castle' than edinburgh. It has been restored and offers a good insight into days gone by

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This castle was fully open to the public with plenty of exhibits, hands-on activities in the vaults and tours running throughout the day. It is obvious that the castle has had considerable amounts spent on its upkeep and refurbishment, and the information provided makes for an interesting and enjoyable day out. You can walk around the walled perimeter, overlooking Stirling... More

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Sydney
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The tour guide we had at the castle was absolutely fantastic. It was a little short, but full of information. The castle is completely open to the public except for a few locked doors. I enjoyed being able to explore the entire castle easily and openly. It felt like we were welcomed to explore and not ushered around. It's well... More

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glasgow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Stirling castle seems expensive to visit but after hesitating to pay the 14 GBP entry price I decided that it was actually worth the entry price. There are guided tours for adults and for children and the money has obviously gone on the upkeep of the castle, restoration and installation of activities and exhibits to make it more interesting. Stirling... More

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Scotland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see it would probably take more than one visit to take it all in. You must take the free guided tour. Billy Connelly couldn't have put on a better show than our guide. Amusing and informative, he brought the place to life, and covered all the major characters and events. The Royal Palace, in particular,... More

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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Stirling castle is pretty and well re-constructed but I am not sure I would ever pay to see it again. I think it is a little over priced for what it is. The outside is beautiful but the inside lacks a little. I would advise unless you are a huge history buff of castle connisoir, jut take photos from the... More

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

really had a nice tour of this castle. the audio guide was great and we were there in time to hear the tapestry artists give a talk which was excellent. the care and display of the artifacts was impressive. this is the best castle to see in scotland in my opinion

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We got to Stirling Castle around 11am from Edinburgh via car on a Monday, and the parking lot was full. We had to get all the way back down the tight streets and make our way across town to the shuttle lot, which was practically empty. We paid a few pounds each round trip to have the shuttle take us... More

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Keizer, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Sterling Castle today and so much is written about this beautiful historic place that I won't reiterate. However, I highly recommend the Explorer Pass which allows you to visit any of the 78 Historic Attractions over a certain period of time. We bought the 7 day pass which can be used any 7 days over a 14... More

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