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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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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Great 2 hrs

If you like history get there but take your walking boots and if you like this place go to Doune castle for the audio alone especially if your a pythons fan

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Dennis F
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you like history get there but take your walking boots and if you like this place go to Doune castle for the audio alone especially if your a pythons fan

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you do one castle in Scotland do Stirling you won't need head sets it's easy to follow lots to wander through ans well signed , cafe on site and good value for money

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was visiting with friends. Really enjoyed. We got to the castle around 3pm. We have seen Royal Apartments and Wood Carving Gallery. Unfortunetly when we finish that part we discovered that at least three other parts: Tapstery Workshop, museum and 17 century house was open till 4 pm or 4.15 pm. Castle was advertised to be open till 5!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stirling is a very interesting place and the castle and the monument is well worth the visit and both give lovely views of the surrounding countryside and the the hills and the villages near by and the university near by and the wee county

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its worth visiting but it is cold and windy so wrap up warm .Nice ground and a excelant view. Have your camera handy plenty of views to take photos .Don't visit in strong windy days or heavy rain save this for a good sunny dry day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this castle its a beautiful building with loads of history theres so much to see and you really get a feel for what it was like back in the day the fireplaces are magnificent i could go on describing everything but that would spoil it i would highly recommend going

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Highly recommend, children were fascinated. Need more time to read all the literature in every room, not ideal when children want to move on. But stunning castle overall

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit, the guided tour was really enjoyable and informative then can spend time exploring alone. Lovely views from the top.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed this numerous times on the motorway and marvelled at its superb defensive position. Tickets to enter seem initially expensive at £14.95 pp. However the amount of exhibits and informative displays soon explains the price. The newly done up royal apartments are stunning and I am sure king James V would approve.I would go as far as to suggest that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Stirling Castle earlier this week and WOW, what an incredibly well preserved piece of Scotland's rich history. Tour guide Frank provided a free tour and was the perfect mix of fun and facts. What an incredible day trip for the family, a must see if you're in Scotland.

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