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Stirling Castle

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket
from $20.01*
Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket
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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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| Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
+44 1786 450000
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Reviewed yesterday

My mother says Stirling Castle is amazing. She got to see it while I dealt with a flat tire on our rental car. I need to heap praise upon the two young men at the guard house, Conner and Josh, who went beyond the call...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very accessible castle, clearly well loved by everyone who works there - they were all charming, knowledgeable and couldn't do enough to help. It is not too huge and the views all around are spectacular so as far as Scottish weather allows,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This castle stands wonderfully proud on top of the hill. It it magnificent from the outside. On the inside with the £16.00 ticket (no guides, not earphones since this is extra), you wander around not knowing which order to visit it in. Not even knowing...More

Thank smithlette
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took a small group tour with tour operator Rabbies to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and the Kelpies. Our tour guide was Graeme and he made the trip so much fun. He was knowledgeable about all the places we visited and he made the trip...More

Thank laurajgorman50
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I were on a Gate1 tour of England and Scotland and Stirling Castle was one of the stops. The Stewart kings and queens hosted banquets here to celebrate great events. It was the Royal Palace of James V. It was a major...More

Thank Stu1945
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a Mother and 19 year old daughter and fans of Outlander we travelled clockwise around Scotland from south west busing many castles. I had Stirling on my list of ‘not to miss’ but couldn’t remember why. Plus I was driving, internet limited and I...More

Thank jacquiL125
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not as historical as Edinburgh but still interesting, they put on live shows and mini demos so worth checking before going for plays, faulkenary, costume shows etc

Thank WallaceBluemonday
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take the train. Only about an hour away. So glad we went after the summer rush. Take the free guided tours. Approx 45 minutes and well worth it. Be sure to visit the amazing weavers area to see how the tapestry reproductions were woven. We...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth £15, would have paid double. Get the free tours on offer once there, about 45 minutes but the history is invaluable in learning about the castle in context. Catriona our tour guide was fabulous.

Thank Greig R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited this castle after seeing Edinburgh Castle, and found this one to be even better! Not as crowded, we were able to drive right up to the entrance to park (go early as this area got crowded by noon time). Beautiful views from the...More

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Paul G
September 19, 2018|
Response from Marion D | Reviewed this property |
Hello Paul, I am not sure but if you are traveling by train you could check the national rail page and if by bus try Traveline Scotland , both sites will show you all available travel times , fares and will give the option... More
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Catherine H
July 4, 2018|
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Response from cathydel | Reviewed this property |
Yes, agree with other responses. The view from the carpark is spectacular and you can see the lower grounds well enough from there but the palace gardens are inside. Entrance fee was not outrageous and well worth it... More
April 21, 2018|
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Mi piace ma non saprei.
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