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Stirling Castle

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket
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Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket
from $19.64*
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  • Terrible1%
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 27, 2005

Stirling Castle was by far the best castle I had the privilege to visit during my trip to England and Scottland. I found that Stirling was the least restrictive as far as places I could go and explore within the castle walls. The Scottish landscape...More

16  Thank Tamara J
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 28, 2006

The castle is currently being renovated and there are no exhibits on show. Full entry fee is still being charged. I expect the castle would be very interesting if there were artefacts from the ages but unfortunately, this is not the case. Inside the chapel...More

12  Thank Cameroni0
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely Brilliant place to visit! Totally enjoyed this... stunning buildings and it wasn’t overcrowded at all. They had people in costume that explained parts of the castle and rooms. Guided tour was a must as the history was brilliant. Stunning castle grounds, lovely rose garden...More

Thank ShellyMillsNZ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit, awesome view. Got unicorn coins as well. And we loved Unicorn cafe as well.... ❤️

Thank kennie2710
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great day there...they organised a military band and a 21 gun salute. It was for some bloke called Charles. The school parties were unwelcome for an old codge like me! Bless. There was a particularly grumpy Knight who when asked what he was doing said...More

Thank P6455RLjohnb
Reviewed 3 days ago

Located on a high bluff outcropping above the town of Stirling, this massive castle is filled with history from centuries ago. You do have to pay for parking and entrance fee is a bit steep but you can easily spend a couple hours here especially...More

Thank Ranger145
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is such a fabulous place to visit, the recreation of some of the royal apartments and the Great Hall allows one to really get a feeling for what life was like 500 years ago. The living history guides are just tremendous. Their ability to...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a delightful place to visit! My friends and I enjoyed a wonderful day visiting this fantastic castle! It’s a small town within the walls of a castle! Lots to see and learn. I had the feeling that this place has been carefully restored ‘just...More

Thank AberYankee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Can highly recommend a visit to this castle steeped in history. Possibly the most historically significant castle in Scotland. A tour is provided as part of the cost of your entry fee. The tour guide, Charles, was enthusiastic, entertaining and very informative. He really brought...More

1  Thank APfromAUS
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Myself and my partner came to Stirling Castle as we had been told by a lot of people to visit. Although we enjoyed our time there it was very overpriced it cost us £30 to get in, there is a lot of building work currently...More

Thank dance1511
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the train from Edinburgh to Sterling, and then a taxi to the Castle. Walked back (all downhill) to the train station. One of the MANY castles we visited from ruins to residences. The tour guides are informative and from overhearing other groups beginning or...More

Thank RetiredTraveler649
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit when in Scotland. Less crowded than Edinburgh castle. Beautiful views on a clear day. Take a guided tour to get some interesting stories.

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Alyson D
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Response from chayblyth | Reviewed this property |
A park and ride is the easiest way and yes money is essential.
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Iain M |
This would only happen if it was a political gathering that had not informed H.E.S. If you had informed the custodian I'm sure they would have accommodated you as long as you were there for non political reasons