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Stirling Castle

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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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Castle Esplanade | Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

car got clamped in the car park and was forced to pay a large fine by the car park attendant. he was rude about it and smirking.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Hungry-Scamp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Stirling Castle. The grounds were nice. And it wasn't insanely crowded like Edinburgh Castle. The Unicorn Tapestry exhibit was really interesting. We did some shopping and had a bite in the Unicorn Cafe. I would definitely recommend a stop here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank compton49er
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a few hours walking around Stirling castle, it’s very interesting. Lots of information boards to explain things to you, staff were very friendly and were seen around the castle, either doing tours or just buzzing about.. we got in for half price being members...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank donnamclean565
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in here on our way back from a night in Perth. There was ample parking and the staff were all friendly when getting our tickets sorted. We opted just to wander instead of the guided tour and found that everything we needed to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KCub28
Reviewed 2 days ago

Throughly enjoyed this experience! £15 entry includes a tour around, and you shouldn't miss it! Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. This castle is beautiful and is so relevant to Scotland's history... From Mary Queen of Scots, James Wallace and Robert the Bruce...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NinaManchester123
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Out with family and everybody enjoyed this wonderful historical place . Love the facts . The castle is amazing.Worth a trip . Must visit !

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bdineb
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a interesting castle. The views of the top is absolutely amazing. It’s very old inside too. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bibcay
Reviewed 4 days ago

I joined one of the tours and I highly recommend doing that on your visit as well. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny as well and told us a lot about the stunning history of Stirling Castle. It took around 45-60min. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Martina1888
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with my 2 sons. One had learning support needs. The staff were all very helpful, polite and friendly. The tour guides were well informed. The ticket kiosk staff were very helpful and suggested how I could save a few pounds because of my son’s...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wilsonm64
Reviewed 5 days ago

We used the explorers pass to visit Sterling Castle, and it was great! Explorers pass is 25 pounds per person during the low season, and will give you access to about 40ish castles & other places around Scotland. This includes Edinburgh Castle, so if you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Alyson D
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Jetset124 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you need cash. There is plenty of parking, but arrive early to avoid crowds
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Barclay W |
This post is politically motivated because Nationalist independence supporters weren’t allowed to gather on the castle esplanade as per HES regulations.