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Argyll's Lodging

Castle Wynd | Stirling Old Town, Stirling, Scotland
01786 431319
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Stirling
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Scotland's finest 17th-century mansion.
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dallas, tx
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Took a quick look inside. Quite interesting. Has been home to several different elite families. Nice museum.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This comes free with the Stirling castle ticket - it's a 17th century town house with reconstructed interiors, furnished and decorated according to accounts and inventories of the time. It'll take most people between 30 min and an hour to walk through, and is a lovely little jewel - not to be missed!

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you visit the castle you can also visit this lovely old mansion house. Just keep your castle entrance tickets and show them at the lodgings. Well worth a visit and just across the road from the castle.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just down the road from Stirling Castle and free to enter with a Castle entry. A historical look at Kings and Queens then a walk through the apartments and kitchens. The apartments are equipped with reproduction furniture and furnishings but are authentically done. In one room there is the original wall which is amazing and the rest of the room... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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202 reviews 202 reviews
99 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Entry to the house is included in the price of the Castle ticket, so you expect to find something really exciting, especially given the size of the building, but it's all a bit under-whelming. There's only a handful of rooms restored to something of what they used to be, but much of the house is either closed off or the... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Only part of the house is open to the public but we found it very interesting and educational. The entrance fee is included in your ticket for Stirling castle but the lodging is only open from 12.45 - 17.15.

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Senior Contributor
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you are interested in the history of Stirling Castle this is interesting - particularly to get a flavour of how even the richest at that time lived in much worse circumstances really than we do now ! Although it is a large house on floor area ! They have found some of the original wall coverings/wall paper which is... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a huge house included in the ticket price of Stirling castle. From the outside it is very impressive but inside there are just three rooms to visit plus virtually empty kitchens. Two rather portly guides are seated in the rooms and will answer your questions but it promised so much and was frankly rather a let down.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was a cool place to visit. We were actually invited in as we walked by and were very glad that we were. We were just passing by and would not have stopped otherwise and we were very pleasantly surprised.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Thousands probably walk right passed this magnificent town house on the walk back down from Stirlinjg Castle. Luckily one of the custodians was out on the pavement inviting passers-by to visit. A fascinating house with informative displays - a real gem of social history.

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