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Stirling Castle

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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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...more
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Castle Esplanade | Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed today via mobile

Loved this castle, the views were stunning. Different from other castles I’ve seen because it was painted inside as it probably was originally. I only had two hours there and needed so much more time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank debrabryan
Reviewed today

A wonderful castle, full of history and architecture, loads to see. Highly recommend a visit, if your in the area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank malc1005
Reviewed today via mobile

1st time to stirling castle and thought I would go in for a guided tour , Paul the guide was brilliant so knowledgeable and such a pleasure to listen to 😊

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

I thought this would be a quick day trip from Glasgow, but stayed 5 hours. It was a beautiful place, albeit a steep climb from the train station, but well worth it.The views from all around the walls were stunning. Russell gave a large group...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stirling Castle is impressive high on its hilltop, we admired the views and combined our ticket with Stirling old jail. Argylls house is currently closed. The exterior is quite inland the gardens simply stunning. We had a good weather and enjoyed meandering outside. Inside is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FranC706
Reviewed yesterday

This well preserved castle was a last minute decision for our family. We had a couple of extra hours and this was well worth the stop. Excellent views. We did self guided tour as we did not have enough time for guided tour. If we...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Traver10
Reviewed yesterday

Having never been to Scotland before we included this on our itinerary. Very interesting and well preserved with again excellent views of the area and the history of the battles od long ago May only complaint was having yet again having to pay to park...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jonathant621
Reviewed yesterday

We spent about two hours at the castle and wish I had a bit more time. Took the tour first with Sophia and she was wonderful! The buildings have been well restored and we were in awe of the painted colors in the palace. Some...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nancee R
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife, myself and her mum and dad visited this superb building on our way to Loch Lomond. It was a chilly blustery overcast day, but luckily we had 'Frank" the tour guide to make us forget the weather.Rocking a splendid long white pony tail...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Krisjay
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just cant get enough of this wonderful old building and its history. Transported back in time with wonderful tour guides and great costumes characters. Something new to learn every single time I visit since I moved here. The standard of service and welcome ARE really...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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weekak
June 3, 2019|
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Response from ChristineB55Geelong | Reviewed this property |
Check the website for this type of advise
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Sara K
March 27, 2019|
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Response from AWriteRamblingRose | Reviewed this property |
You can look at the carpark and a bit past it to part of the courtyard. That's why you're getting mixed answers here. Compared to Edinburgh Castle, where you can easily walk or drive around it through the city, getting... More
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Alyson D
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Jetset124 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need cash. There is plenty of parking, but arrive early to avoid crowds
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