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Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
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+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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Excellent place to see

After exploring this castle we found there was a lawn bowling green in the castle grounds being a bowlers myself I found this interesting as I didn't think it was that old but... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Yvonne J
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Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Greenock, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After exploring this castle we found there was a lawn bowling green in the castle grounds being a bowlers myself I found this interesting as I didn't think it was that old but getting back to the castle I think this is a must if your unterested in castles

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although we have visited Scotland several times in the past, we did not get to Stirling Castle until last autumn. We allowed 2 - 3 hours but should have planned a full day. Regardless, we thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits which we could fit in and had a nice cup of tea & some scones in the cafe. The history is... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stirling castle is must visit due to its architecture and beautiful views from atop the castle. There are so many different elements of Stirling Castle. The regimental museum portraying the lives of the royal those days was brilliant. Many events took place at Stirling Castle, including the murder of the eighth Earl of Douglas by JamesII. Stirling Castle played an... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A fantastic tourist attraction, particularly strong on the late medieval construction of the royal palace & the end of independent Scotland. Views are stunning.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good value for money - this historic castle set at the top of Stirling is a great day out. Great interactive stuff for the kids and so much to see. I prefer this to Edinburgh Castle and if you are visiting Stirling, this tourist attraction is a must-see. Fantastic views with splendid scenery - remember your camera!

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Maybole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I hadn't been to Stirling Castle sine my childhood. What a pleasant surprise to see how much it had improved ! It is a very impressive fortress to visit. The Stirling Heads are amazing; the refurbished Palace gave a great impression how Kings and Queens lived. It also had some child friendly activities which my grandson really enjoyed getting hands... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although I live close to the castle, it seems we locals take it for granted...wrong move, to be inside this historic building is moving. To any visitors coming to the "gateway to the highlands" I would highly recommend a visit to one of Scotland's treasured sites plus the view across to the Wallace Monument is stunning and a bonus to... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A great day out to visit Stirling Castle and experience the history in an interactive way. Take a guided tour and marvel at the wonderful architecture, the stories that are told and the variety of experiences you will have. Take at least 4 hours for the visit.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great time had by all and very interesting, best visited on a sunny day to see the great views over the carse, good tourist shops, Great walk up to the castle from city centre.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Long walk up to the castle car park from Stirling. There are loads of steps so went round by the road which has cobbles. This made pushing a pram very difficult indeed. View great at the top. Shop limited but authentic local type stuff. Toilets good.

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