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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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Stirling castle was a great day out. We joined one of the tours which was included in the price of the entry ticket. The guide David was cool. He was so funny and answered all the... read more

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stirling castle was a great day out. We joined one of the tours which was included in the price of the entry ticket. The guide David was cool. He was so funny and answered all the questions we asked. Would definitely recommend the tour!! Look out for the white unicorns.

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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This review will be short as I did not get to the castle in time to go inside. They were having a private event that evening. The grounds were stunning, with a view of the Wallace memorial far off. The old cemetery next door had headstones dating back several hundred years. I have been told that my ancestors for three... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very nice castle and can get crowded so try to get there in the morning. I find it was one of my 3 favorite castles in Scotland.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Rather expensive to get in at £14.50 per adult, but is very interesting to look around. The views are great too from the castle! Only really amused us for a couple of hours, but we enjoyed our visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First of all it is £4 for the car park but you can park for free fairly close by but we went in the car park because we had a picnic lunch. We sat in the sun next to one of the statues and had a lovely peaceful lunch. Because of the time it probably wasn't as busy as in... More 

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Wiltshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The castle is very interesting and the audio tour allows one to meander at will (although the prescribed route covers the main historical story) however the Unicorn cafe is an overpriced rip off so I'd suggest eating in town before going to the castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful castle with stunning views in every direction. We took the free tour and had a terrific guide although I wanted to turn up his volume as I do with BBC programs, trying to understand the accent. A great castle experience.

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Balclutha, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived at the castle to find we had to pay to park - nothing had given us any hint this would be the case. And then pay to get in. We went to park and someone rushed over and said "you can't park here." There were no signs or barriers, just the officious person. The rest of Scotland was... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of UKs most fantastic Tourist Journeys. Great Country views all around also as well as views inside the Castle. Great staff also whom will give you all instructions and answers and Journeys around with info.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stirling Castle - Spectacular setting even if you don't go inside the castle. Views over the distant highlands.

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