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Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 450 000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
Description: 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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Castle With A View of Lush Gardens

Magnificent views, beautiful lush gardens and full of history. I enjoyed very much touring Stirling Castle with my friends. It is the most memorable for me by far as we travel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Magnificent views, beautiful lush gardens and full of history. I enjoyed very much touring Stirling Castle with my friends. It is the most memorable for me by far as we travel through Scotland for 2 weeks.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

As a proud Scot I'm quite ashamed that I had never visited Stirling Castle before. We went there on a lovely sunny day in february, two adult and two children. We all had an amazing morning exploring the place. We actually joined Historic Scotland that day as we were going to visit Edinburgh Castle in the afternoon. The price of... More 

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Just joined Historic Scotland and thus was the first place we visited. It's local to us but it's the first time I've had a proper look around. Quite expensive as a one off visit. Probably about £32 fir two but as a member of HS it's a bargain. The king and queens bedrooms are stunning as is the great ball.... More 

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Angaston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Another monument shrouded in magnificent views and history. Stirling itself is a pretty little town, and the castle sits atop also within view of the Wallace monument. The interactive staff/perfomers were amazing, it really was great fun so many nooks, crannies and rooms to explore - I just was in awe of it all.

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stunning views, amazing history and lovely architecture - a must see - you will enjoy your time visiting this beauty

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Omemee, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Stirling Castle and it was one of the best we have seen. It is well maintained and we saw most parts of it without anyone around. We visited on a Sunday morning - not sure if this is good time to visit, but it was not busy at all. The gentleman that sold us our... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best historical sites we have been to.The importance of this castle in Scotland's history was very clear. Everything was well presented. The views from the castle walls are really something. The audio tour was very good (Our only criticism would be that at the beginning it took you a useful planned route but then suddenly left you... More 

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ORKNEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Very helpful staff and lots of interesting things to see. We didn't get the benefit of the gardens as we visited in March but I imagine the summer months will produce lovely gardens as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lots to see and do for all the family at Stirling castle. The views are stunning and there is so much to learn about Scottish History. Highlights are the Great Hall and the Palace and for younger visitors there is a whole corridor of rooms containing games, music and dressing up outfits to make history come to life. The Unicorn... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I've been twice now in the last three months. I spent over four hours each both times and still feel like I didn't get to see everything that was available to explore. The guided tour is a nice place to start, but the real fun is wandering around by yourself. Definitely check out the new palace and hopefully there will... More 

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