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Stirling Castle

Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 01786 450 000
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Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Dominating the skyline for miles around, Stirling Castle is a shining...
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Type: Castles, Historic sites, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married, Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Edinburgh
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place. No matter how interesting the area of the castle you are visiting is, your eyes are constantly drawn to the fabulous views outside! Added bonus - the Tapestry of Scotland was there when we visited - brilliant.

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you can, go and see the Tapestries exhibition which ends this weekend. A unique opportunity to see all these hand crafted tapestries from all around Scotland depicting its vibrant history.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great to see the recreation of the royal chambers and the interaction with the "Royal" staff. A great way to find out more about the history of Scotland and actually experience what a medieval castle was like.

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Very nice castle, lot to see. You can have a guided tour to take you around, which takes around an hour or you can explore on your own. I would recommend to use audio guide. Some costumes were displayed what anyone could try on, great fun for kids! There was some work, refurbishing the castle, which is great to know... More 

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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

the views from the castle are stunning & highlight why this was fought over for so many years. was an interesting place to explore however found the recent refurbishment to the castle to show how it looked in the past a little different to what we have seen in castles (and we have visited many over the years) & for... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the castle in winter and, although it was wet, cold with flurries of snow, we had a very enjoyable visit. We joined a guided tour of the castle, included in the admission price, which lasts about one hour: it is very informative, easy going and highly recommended. The castle itself has been subject to substantial refurbishment mainly sympathetic... More 

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Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I visited Stirling Castle this week after 15 years since my last visit. My main reason for the visit was to view the Great Tapestry of Scotland. The castle has been refurbished and looks 'garish' almost when one walks into the Kings Hall. The ceiling looks new but it is intended to look as it did when the King commissioned... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

On entry decided to join Historic Scotland and pay by direct debit which only took a couple of minutes to complete and is great value. As a birthday treat my husband wanted to visit the Great Hall and luckily Scotland's tapestry was being displayed which was very interesting and will be housed there until 8th March. I purchased the book... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Steeped in hundreds of years in history. The story of this castle is extremely interesting. I would recommend getting the audio guide to find out what went on here.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We had an enjoyable breakfast with lots to choose from, pastries, cereals, fruits, cheese and hams also a full cooked breakfast. Fast service friendly with children.

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