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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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A look at the life of the Stewart kings

While a little smaller than Edinburgh Castle, Stirling has a lot of similarities in design and layout. Of special interest are the reconstructed rooms in the residence, fitted as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

While a little smaller than Edinburgh Castle, Stirling has a lot of similarities in design and layout. Of special interest are the reconstructed rooms in the residence, fitted as they would have been in the time of James IV, and the tapestry displays. All in all, a wonderful site.

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ayr /scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely day visiting the castle lovely weather and lovely day out . We decided to take the tour with the Guide and so glad we did . Loads of interesting stories and facts witch made the experience even more better . Would Deffo visit again 😊😀😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The restoraion work is very well done and well worth a visit, staff are very knowledgable, they are living Hostorians and really add to the experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Ah, the second most famous castle in Scotland...at least to me, is Stirling. This construct of medieval glory is a strikingly attractive castle. We truly admired it and thoroughly enjoyed touring it. I found scampering about the parapets and towers was great fun, and while the inside is of note, I think being amongst the stones outside with the Scottish... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

After seeing Castle Drumlanrig, Castle Bolton, Castle Glamis, Castle Dunrobin, and a dozen other palaces and historic houses, we found Castle Stirling a disappointment. Painted ceilings gave a plastic, fake impression, there were few displays or artefacts, no guides. The information made it clear that James V used the building to make a grand statement, but it came across as... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty disappointed today after my nearly 8yr old daughter returned from a school trip she had been looking forward to for some time. Not because she didn't enjoy the castle but because of the way she and her two other school friends were treated by a member of staff in the souvenir shop. Each child was allowed a maximum of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We visited last week and very much enjoyed our visit. The castle has some rooms that are fitted up and staff in period costumes who gave a little presentation and answered questions. We took a free guided tour with Frank and it was a definite highlight. The tour lasted about 45 minutes and gave some history of the castle and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

To start, there were no actors when we visited Stirling Castle.....guess that means we'll have to go back. :-)) This Castle is the history/castle buffs utopia. Unlike Edinburgh Castle, you can see a lot more of the Castle and grounds. Do allow for several hours to explore and soak up the sights and views......take your time!! I am not sure... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place to visit very informative either walk round with a guide or headset. Plenty interactive things for children to learn about history. Staff very polite & helpful. Reasonably priced with beautiful views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

As Stirling is my home town I don't usually find the attractions there to be brilliant (due to the fact that I visited the attractions a million times!) Although that being the case I enjoyed the day out as I had my German exchange pupil over visiting. She enjoyed the day out as did I. They had plenty of events... More 

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