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Address: Upper Castle Hill | Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1786 450000
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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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Brilliant day out....BEWARE of the food prices!

Stirling Castle was a fantastic day out. We spent around five hours exploring the castle, exhibits, regimental museum and grounds, all of which were incredibly interesting and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stirling Castle was a fantastic day out. We spent around five hours exploring the castle, exhibits, regimental museum and grounds, all of which were incredibly interesting and well displayed. In my opinion it betters Edinburgh Castle by a fair distance. If you do eat in the Unicorn Cafe watch out for the incredibly high prices. £7.50 for a sausage roll... More 

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

School history visit last time, with Australian friends this time. The Ozzies were mightily impressed, excellent, entertaining and knowledgeable guide, who was greatly appreciated by what was an international group on his tour. Fascinating insight into the history of Stirling Castle throughout the centuries. A definite must for any visitor to Scotland.

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Thank Stephen M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great educational information but the £3.00 additional fee for audio tour was expensive in addition to £14.50 entry fee. Lovely lunch. Gets very busy.

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Thank Graeme H
Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This castle is well worth a visit but parking can be a problem. There is pay and display parking on the hill leading up to the castle by the visitor centre and jail. As with all historic Scotland sites no dogs are allowed beyond the car park. We did our visit in shifts. The kids went round first while hubby... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed walking around the castle and the free tour there is a lot to see unfortunately I was pressed for time. The views of the city and surrounds are good.

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Thank Fiona T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Edinburgh Castle is impressive but Stirling Castle has a great feel to it. It is a full day activity with lots to do. The grand hall and the visitor experience is nice and very interactive. The gardens are well maintained and the views across Stirlingshire are excellent. The food hall is really nice with good quality lunches and snacks. There's... More 

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Thank Kinkosha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you visit Scotland and are within reasonable driving distance then this is a must to visit. What a fantastic place with such interesting and diverse history. We were blown away by both the magnificence as well as the information that is provided here. You can easily spend a whole day or more there and visit things in detail or... More 

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Thank Andrew K
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I decided to visit Stirling castle as a day out. I have lived in Scotland all my life and have visited the castle before. I decided to visit today. I arrived at the gate and the ticket office was the first thing in view. The price for one adult is £14.95, which I think is a terribly high price for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I use to live in the shadow of the castle so got free admission so was lovely to take family and friends when they visited. Well worth a look around.

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Thank Lisa W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had not visited the castle for probably thirty years or more. How it has changed. My recollections of it previously were that it was rather poorly displayed, dull and dusty. None of those terms is applicable nowadays It is £14.50 for an adult entry and the audio guide is £3.00. The much commended 'restorations' 'decorations' of the royal suites... More 

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