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Stirling Castle

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Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: 441786450000
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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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This castle was great to tour, the guides were excellent, and the signage very informative. Such a great combination of historic periods all at one site. The history was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Brockville, Canada
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Brockville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This castle was great to tour, the guides were excellent, and the signage very informative. Such a great combination of historic periods all at one site. The history was overwhelming. You could spend a full day (or more) exploring the castle.

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What a brilliant place...... I have wanted to visit here for a long time, and taking advantage of our Historic Scotland memberships, we finally got here! The castle itself is stunning, you can definately see why it was built in this particular spot - you can see for miles! All the places you can visit within the castle are beautiful... More 

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It was pelting down with rain throughout most of my visit. But much of the castle is laid out in rooms, so it was not too bad. The castle is in very good condition, and the tour of the rooms was excellent (I had a private tour with a rep, not sure if the castle provides a tour). Near the... More 

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Newton Abbot
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The castle is ok, but i dont appreciating being charged extra for the audio tour - unfortunately their are very few information boards and the ones that are there say very little, you need the audio tour! This is very frustrating, especially when you have climbed down several flights to arrive in a room, which has no description, not even... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A must see when you visit Scotland. One of the most dramatic locations for a castle you will see, visible for miles around. Park at the park and ride and get the bus up, also available from the bust station as parking at the castle may be limited. Be careful around some of the wall walks, there are some drops... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A must visit in Scotland. Busy of course. But oozing with history, and the free guided tour is highly recommended

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It won't be as crowded as Edinburgh and the experience is very good. The Great Hall for me, the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit and brought alive by (in our case) a very knowledgeable guide who seemed able to engage with everyone in the party. Need to allow about 3 hours minimum to really do it justice without rushing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Stirling Castle is at the top of the Old Town in Stirling. Views across the Forth Valley and the Ochils are breathtaking. Parts of the castle have been restored and you can imagine what it must have been like to live there. There is a really interesting exhibition about the tapestries. Characters in period costume tell interesting stories about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A view of England of the past. Great preservation works undertaken with on going work meeting the historical significance of the structure.

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