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Stirling Castle

Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
01786 450 000
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Ranked #3 of 21 Attractions in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
Owner description: Dominating the skyline for miles around, Stirling Castle is a shining...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Castles, Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Getting married
Hours:
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Thought this castle was spectacular. Brilliant views over the area and the free guided tour was superb! Very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who gave plenty of details about the castle's history and many on those of its inhabitants. Really enjoyed the tapestry exhibition and the wandering 'actors' within the castle playing parts of historical characters, telling you bits about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We visited on a gray and chilly day but our tour guide was so fascinating I forgot how frozen I was! =) The castle is beautiful and the views are great. Stirling is well worth the visit!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We encountered a lady's maid in the Queen's bed chamber. She was so enthusiastic and informative, she made our visit superb. The Castle felt more like a home and we really enjoyed our vist.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We spent a morning here and thoroughly enjoyed it. The audio guide was very helpful, and the costumed performer really added to the experience. The scenery is gorgeous, and the whole castle has been very well restored and presented. I'd recommend it, and I'd definitely come back! If you're planning on going to other Historic Scotland locations, consider getting the... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Glad I took a taxi from the train station -- up the hill to this beautiful castle. The Castle staff members -- who walk around the castle and its grounds -- were very helpful and knowledgeable, which I found totally refreshing! Often times, they are only security personnel -- unable to answer historical or architectural questions of any kind. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Very interesting visit with auto information but on entering the Queen's chamber there was a lovely surprise as there was a young lady in period costume who gave a really interesting & animated account of life back in then

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic day out! only downside was difficult to explore everywhere because of my sons buggy but will leave it in the car next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

I have been to Stirling Castle a couple of times, most recently last November and in spite of typical Scottish weather these have been rather nice visits. To start, the view of the rock as you approach Stirling is stunningly beautiful in the extreme. Personally, I like it even more than Edinburgh ( no offence!). It must be at its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Beautiful landscape and tons of history. I suggest taking free tour as it gave you lots of info but also allowed you to explore on your own following tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My family and I truly enjoyed our visit to Stirling Castle. It is not only a very imposing military fortress, but also very beautiful royal living quarters. We particularly enjoyed the Great Hall and the Stirling tapestries. Make sure not to miss anything as the castle grounds are quite vast. We would certainly recommend Stirling Castle to everyone visiting the... More 

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