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Stirling Castle

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Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 450 000
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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The Stirling Castle experience is one of the best castle experiences in Europe. The interactive displays make you feel you are living the castle life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I get so excited to visit these castles only to be sticker shocked. I enjoyed the castle but never could see the value in it. I mean 6 pounds more and you get to see the Tower of London which embarrasses what you get at this castle. Visit if you must but there are better value castles out there. People... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Stirling Castle experience is one of the best castle experiences in Europe. The interactive displays make you feel you are living the castle life.

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

In addition to the attractive and distinctive architectural features, the castle also includes a wealth of information to provide an in-depth history of its development. Both the interior and exterior includes a wealth of well-preserved features, combined with stunning views of the local area, including areas of interest for all the family.

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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Visited June 14th, 2015 Walked up to the castle from Queen Street where we were staying. I think this only added to the allure of the Castle as you are immediately struck with its size and grandeur! We took the free guided tour to get a brief overview of the history of the castle, its residents and architecture. We both... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I had been to Stirling 20 years earlier, but other than remembering the name couldn't picture much else. So when we realised our train would pass through there and that our tickets allowed a stopover, we jumped off. We wandered through town and got up to the castle and I was a little shocked at the entry price. After a... More 

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Newton Stewart, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We eventually found our way to the castle after driving around town for half an hour. What an experience!!. The shear size of the place!!. Lots of interesting facts. Actual scar marks on the walls from cannon and musket fire. Needs better signage, but well worth a visit.

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Durants Neck, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Another old castle. Construction began in the early 1100's. It's architecture seems to be mixed between late Gothic and Renaissance. The restoration of this castle is well done. From the ramparts you can see the King's Knot - otherwise known as the King's gardens. The rooms have been well restored, perhaps too well restored, in some cases.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is a big, interesting castle with lots of grand rooms to see as well as the stunning views. We took the free guide. Sandy was very knowledgeable but gave too much detail so we left him. Well worth a visit.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I was born in Stirling and I have to admit that I never visited this place until I was about 20 years old. I am not usually interested in this sort of attraction but having visited the castle twice in the last 3 years, it has opened my eyes to just how great it really is. There is so much... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

An interesting castle but let down by the steep admission price. Been to similar castles at half the price with audio guide included, thought it was a cheek to expect you to pay extra for the audio guide when the admission was £14.50 for an adult! (on top of the £4 parking charge) As a result of my principled stand... More 

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Additional Information about Stirling Castle

Address: Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 450 000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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