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Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket

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    Take an intimate tour of Scotland’s Stirling Castle, past home to members of the Scottish Royal Family from as early as the 12th century. Make your own way to the palace atop a volcanic hill in Stirling and enter immediately with your pre-purchased ticket. Once inside, behold the unique 15th- and 16th-century architecture, and learn about the castle’s critical role in the Wars of Independence including being the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, led by William Wallace. 

    Explore the extravagant space that has figured in royal dramas and coronations of numerous Scottish monarchs such as Mary, Queen of Scots. Wander through the Renaissance Royal Palace, as well as James IV’s Hall where grand feasts, dances and spectacles took place. Head to the Great Kitchens to see where food was prepared and ale was brewed, and the Stirling Heads Gallery to see carved portraits of the 16th-century royals. Then head outside and walk through the exquisite terraces of Queen Anne Gardens. 

    After you’ve toured the historic rooms and grounds, visit the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum to view Scotland’s military uniforms, bagpipes and drums, and pop into the castle’s Unicorn Cafe for some traditional Scottish fare (own expense).
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    Reviewed yesterday

    We went there on a freezing cold and somewhat drizzly day and it was still completely worth the entrance. You can spend hours and hours there, exploring all the different areas.

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank TalkingPiffle
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    It’s a lovely castle, and well worth a visit. The views are also stunning. It’s not my favourite castle ever, and it’s a bit pricey to get into, but I’m so glad I went. It’s well tended and there is information everywhere to tell you...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Thejourneygenie
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We really enjoyed Stirling Castle. We spent about 2.5 hours there, starting off with the guided tour (duration 1hr). After that, we were left to explore all the rooms, walk the wall platform etc. There certainly was a crowd but not too crowded to distract...More

    Thank highland83
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Reasonable in price. Large space for exploring. Free guided tours available inside which were very informative. You can pay for an audio tour too. Drinks and food available and toilets too. If car park is full, parking is a nightmare!

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank AnneMarie775
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    One of the stops on a private tour we book when our cruise ship stopped for a visit. Beautiful old castle on a hill in the process of being restored. Some rooms are empty, if you are looking for a palace you are going to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank wc2022
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    • Duration: 3h
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