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Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket provided by Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket

Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6148STIRCASTLE
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Admission Fee • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Audio guide • Food and drinks • Transportation to/from Edinburgh
Duration
3h
Inclusions
Admission Fee • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
Audio guide • Food and drinks • Transportation to/from Edinburgh
Duration
3h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travelers can participate
You will select an admission time at checkout. Please note these time slots run for 1hr 45mins each.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
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james h
20 contributions
Stirling Castle
May 2021
Health and safety measures introduced since Covid 19 gave us the confidence to relax and thoroughly enjoy our visit - particularly liked the online, numbers limited ticketing system.
Numbers limited to three in a room at any one time with a friendly, knowledgeable guide in each room and clear floor arrows made for a great experience.
Written May 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mandy K
Fifield, UK5 contributions
Excellent experience
May 2021 • Couples
Very friendly , helpful & knowledgeable staff from start of our visit to the end . Thank you all so much In this difficult climate :-)
Written May 5, 2021
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Viva-Vampira
Fife, UK15 contributions
Best castle attraction in Scotland
Mar 2020
Stirling is the example all other historic properties in Scotland need to replicate. Sympathetic reconstructions, minimal but informative signage, living history, a whole area of interactive segments for children and exhibitions catering to various interests from tapestry and fabric conservation, warfare and social history. The castle itself hosts incredible views looking onto the Wallace monument and over the site of the battle of Stirling bridge and where Edward I constructed warwolf.
Written February 25, 2021
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Katie D
Brighton and Hove, UK333 contributions
Lots of history in this lovely castle
Oct 2020
The staff are happy to tell you about the different areas that you enter. It is very clean and well looked after. Definitely worth a visit.
Written February 5, 2021
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK2,736 contributions
Top tier castle
Dec 2020
Have visited a couple of times previously, but this occasion was the first time we’d seen the famous Stirling Heads. Pandemic or no pandemic, the castle is top tier (in terms of castles).
Written December 28, 2020
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Mary J
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom45 contributions
Good couple of hours out of the house
Nov 2020
Today I decided to use my historic Scotland membership, and go visit Stirling castle.
Because it was a foggy grey day, the castle was not busy. So I enjoyed the whole thing,got lots of info from all the guides.. the only thing that spoilt my day , was the unicorn cafe . Totally horrible experience. Really horrible tea served in a paper cup. The girl put the milk in my tea for me ??? Too milky for me , took two sips and left it . Not pleasant at all.
Written November 9, 2020
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Adam P
London, UK92 contributions
An outstanding attraction steeped in history.
Oct 2020
Stopped here on our drive back from Inverness and having visited countless castles in Scotland I have to say this was by far our favourite.
During these COVID times visiting tourist attractions is not an easy task despite the organisers making every effort to ensure it is safe to do so.
And what a brilliant job they do.
That being said the day we visited it was pouring with rain and to say there was more than ten people in the castle would be an exaggeration. of course this was great for us as we felt like we were getting the personal experience with every room we visited.
The staff are excellent and so knowledgable, they really know their stuff and seem to take a genuine interest in imparting a wealth of historical information.
Overall this was an excellent day out and the town looked stunning. I only wish we'd have had more time to explore.
Written November 8, 2020
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Alex S
Yorkshire6 contributions
Family visit
Oct 2020 • Family
In horrendous weather, a great trip for the family. Lots to see and do, staff were brilliant and super friendly in atrocious conditions. Super impressed!!
Written October 29, 2020
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NJA_7
London, UK588 contributions
Part of Scottish History
Sep 2020
Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland.

Before the union with England, Stirling Castle was one of the most used Scottish royal residences. not only was it a palace but was also a great fortress.

Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary Queen of Scots in 1542, and others were born or died there.

Mary Queen of Scots was brought to the castle as an baby and lived here until she was 5 years old, before moving to France to live with her family, before returning to Scotland at the age of 18.

Due to Covid a large part of the castle has been closed to the public and unfortunately very little was explained about the history which was disappointing, It's fair to say that he staff were helpful and would answer any question you had.

The views of the surrounding countryside was amazing.

I would love to return post COVID.
Written October 17, 2020
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Terry W
Bracknell, UK1,137 contributions
Easy
Sep 2020
Easy to book, very friendly staff checking you in, hand sanitisers available and it was that simple.
Written October 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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ChristopherG3110
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10/10
10/10. Fantastic day out despite the weather. Staff extremely attentive and the castle itself very well maintained.
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Breathtaking
Visited as we where just coming out of lockdown so some parts of castle not accessible. This however, did not affe
P764VFamandab
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Worth a visit
A must see if your in Stirling. Today me and my partner wandered around for over 2 hours. No-one hurried us and ev
capalidi
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MY trip experience
the trip was great because it was a really nice to e their and it was intresting it had lots to know about it
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Beautiful castle
We have visited the castle on a number of occasions and we always find something new to see and amaze us. There are
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Castle
Viewed from outside as we’re just passing through overnight but have been before and is very interesting
CZFRichardson
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Big site with a lot going on
This is a big historical site with a lot to see and do. Look out for the tapestry exhibition, which is a particul
gelsd2020
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Fantastic memories made at Stirling Castle
Visited today on Halloween 2020 with my husband and two children (aged 5 and 1). The rain and wind were wild but it
Angelique M
Angelique M
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Nostalgie
Nice castle visit with a beautiful view over the country. You get historic nostalgie in the little walk around the
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Beautiful views.
The castle is lovely and from the site there are beautiful views of the grounds below. Due to the current circumsta
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Stirling Visit
Had a great day out at Stirling Castle. The covid measures that were in place did not detract from the visit and th
sherington37
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Brings history to life
This is so much better than Edinburgh Castle. The Royal apartments really show what life was like for medieval Scot
WeezyA
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Another super visit
I just wanted to take the time to say how much we enjoyed our visit yesterday, despite the restrictions. If truth b
ilMeMbro
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Stirling castle
A very beautiful castle that witnessed many battles and different Scots monarchs throughout its history. Start from
GordonYates
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A grand day out
This was a wonderful day out - we went with our 7 year old twin grand daughters who had a whale of a time! They fou