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Stirling Castle

| Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
+44 1786 450000
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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 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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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| Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our favorite castle in Scotland. The audio guide is wonderful and the castle is beautiful. I could have spent all day on the grounds. And, surprisingly, the cafe was phenomenal. This is a must see if in Scotland.

Thank Jana B
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Reviewed yesterday

One of my best choices ever last time I was in Scotland. Stirling, historical city by excellence, just one hour from GLASGOW, The castle, magnificent! Not free entrance but it s absolutely worth visiting!

Thank Monica C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed visiting Stirling castle. We visited as part of a bus tour, and could have spent much more time here. The guided tour that the castle provides is very interesting. Castle is full of history and great views from the top.

Thank Chrisyberg
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Demand you get a tour with Frank!!! He was the best tour guide we had in many world wide travels! I am a history teacher and Frank made everything make sense and was very entertaining! Love Stirling Castle! Don’t miss the tapestries and be sure...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband is a Braveheart fan and couldn't wait to see this Castle; I only went because it was a cruise excursion. However, much to my surprise I couldn't believe how cool this Castle is. We walked around the wall and enjoyed wonderful views of...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed the many rooms. Very well done! Can be viewed at own pace. Plenty of well thought out boards to read. Especially the “heads” and “tapestry” rooms!

Thank dianewG746CG
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I thought the grounds and tour of the castle was superb. My wife was in a cast for a broken ankle, but the access was easy.

Thank Robert Y
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I skipped this castle on my last trip to Scotland after the swarm of tourists and shoulder to shoulder experience of Edinburgh castle last year. This year, family in tow, I decided to give it a chance and was very pleased I did so. First,...More

1  Thank emcii
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great way to spend the whole day.....plenty to see & do......very informative visit with lots of history `lessons` to be learnt lol

Thank GrandadScotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A great day spent at Stirling Castle. Even our 3yr old grandson loved it. Lots to see and even has some interactive stuff to keep the kids happy. The history of this castle is amazing. Very worth a visit.

Thank FionaCRGN
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Equidas
April 21, 2018|
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Response from pierdino b | Reviewed this property |
Mi piace ma non saprei.
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February 14, 2018|
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Response from marilynw888 | Reviewed this property |
Most train and bus stations usually have multiple sized lockers for luggage. If I were you I would check with both the train station and the bus station as well since it is very close to the train station.
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February 12, 2018|
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Response from Juliette B | Reviewed this property |
We went on a cold afternoon and took about an hour and a half. Time is really reliant on your level of interest. I love history and on a previous trip could easily have spent 3 hours.
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