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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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Fergus
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful setting, good views of the surrounding countryside. Buildings were very interesting, ceilings and tapestries nicely restored.

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Sacramento, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

didnt dislike a thing about this very important medival stronghold. if you go to scotland and fail to make the trip here you've missed out!

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TAHLEQUAH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Just returned from a week in Scotland and the castle was one of the highlights. The God was excellent and was very passionate about presenting the history and prepped us for a enjoyable day at the castle. The magnificent views of the surrounding countryside where a favorite part of the visit. Parking was was easy and a walk down to... More

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Perhaps we expected too much with all the advertisement and other positive experiences or we missed out because we hadn't an audio-tour, but we were little disappointed, in particular in combination with the price to be paid. It was nice. The view and cafe were good (good food and good quality of tea)

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Forget Edinburgh, this is the place to come if you want a real castle and a real sense of Scottish History. Parking for a small fee on the old military parade ground or esplanade you'll get a sense of the place before you even cross the drawbridge; those unfamiliar with manual or stick shift cars may want to select an... More

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Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

everything is "userfriendly",I mean you don't feel intimidated to traipse through all this history! They have actors(?) in period dress,for instance in the queen's bedroom,who explain anything you want to know - and pose for pictures.The exhibition about the Sterling heads is very interesting and makes you really appreciate all the craftsmanship.I admired the loving care with which all the... More

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St. Albert, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had a great guide to help us learn all about this Castle. Wlaked along the trails outside the castle walls. Visited the sight of the beheading stone. It would have been a beautiful last view for the unfortunates who died on that hilltop.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had the heritage pass, allowing us to visit over 70 historic sites for 1 low cost. We hit around 20 during our week in Scotland. This was the only one that had the nerve to chare for the car park. They wanted 4 pounds. To me - thats just wrong. People are already going to spend $ to get... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Easy to access and walk around, fantastic attention to detail in the decorated rooms, ability to take photos inside, hands on approach to history. Loved, loved, loved this place. Better than Edinburgh Castle.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Really interesting one-hour free guided tour set the scene for further exploration. Lots of history boards and displays that are extremely well written and well worth reading about the several generations of Scottish Kings and Queens that have spent time at this place (not to mention at least one English one). Superb views from the battlements (weather permitting) allow three... More

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