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Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1786 450000
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Dominating the skyline for miles around, Stirling Castle is a shining...

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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Visited with friends. Tour guides are great and enthusiastic. The views from the castle are really good too, and the history surrounding the castle was really interesting. If... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited with friends. Tour guides are great and enthusiastic. The views from the castle are really good too, and the history surrounding the castle was really interesting. If visiting Stirling do not forget to visit this castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Next to Edingburgh Castle, it is truly a gem. When visiting I suggest you should take your time and a few hours is necessary to take in all the splendor an its history. We attended a guided tour.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take a day trip from Edinburgh to Stirling and visit the castle. It is also a very important historic site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Stirling Castle on Saturday 26th November and entry was free under the Historic Scotland St Andrew's free day. This happens every year around St Andrew's day and covers lots of properties over Saturday and Sunday so it is a great offer. We took the train from Edinburgh and walked up the hill via Irvine Street and a path called... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

first time we went to a castle it was great you can take lovely photo of the view some my say its a bit dear to get in but its well worth it you can take your time looking around it was very cold but it was so good the staff was spot on they new all about this castle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take the free guided tour to learn the history of this amazing castle. it being the home of the reigning monarch of Scotland uptill James the 6th(1st Eng).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stirling castle might not be as big as the Edinburgh Castle but it still offers good experience if you love the rich history of Scotland. We enjoyed the views and the introductions of the history. The streets around the castle also have lots of historical buildings and sites that worth a visit. This castle is not as packed with tourists... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am a Neanderthal when it comes to interest in history. A quote from my husband. So the fact that I rate this one should go a long way. It's pricey to get in at £15 but a quick visit will last two hours. I would recommend the free guided tour which gives you an informative insight into the strategic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My first ever visit, despite having passed through Stirling hundreds of times - my loss! What a wonderful castle, sensibly and sensitively renovated. Really gives an intimate insight into life in the castle in centuries past. It was a very cold, but crystal clear, day and the views from the ramparts were spectacular. My only gripe - they could do... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the castle on a bright but cold Saturday. The place was packed due to a free ticket offer that everyone (including us) had taken advantage of. As a result the castle car park looked pretty busy, but we took the park and ride bus from Castleview which we can recommend, it runs a regular and cheap service throughout... More 

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