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Argyll's Lodging

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Argyll's Lodging

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Rafal W wrote a review Nov 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom1,175 contributions53 helpful votes
Argyll's Lodging is located just few minutes walk from Stirling Castle, down the Castle Hill towards town. Original building was probably constructed in 16th century. This core house was later rebuilt and extended in Renaissance style in first half of 17th century by Sir William Alexander, Viscount of Canada. In 1666 house was purchased by Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll. Residence stayed in hands of Campbell family until 19th when it was purchased by British Army and turned into military hospital for over century and half. In 1964 house was turned into youth hostel. Finally, in 1996 Historic Scotland has opened museum there. Restoration of its rooms was based on inventory prepared by 9th Earl of Argyll. Of more interesting historical facts Charles II has stayed there before his coronation in 1651, and in 1715 second Duke of Argyll set up in residence his headquarters before Battle of Sheriffmuir. When I visited it, Argyll's Lodging was still under maintenance until further notice. The only thing I could do, it was to look around of its courtyard which ,to be honest, looked quite grim because of the shadows cast by building's walls. Too bad, because I've seen photos of some of its interiors and they looked quite interesting. Maybe next time i'll be more lucky.
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Date of experience: April 2019
johnhouston2 wrote a review Oct 2019
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3,892 contributions1,657 helpful votes
Although, sadly, this house is currently closed for refurbishment, it is well worth a look on your way to or from the castle. It’s a beautiful old house with striking, pink paintwork and splendid stonework - particularly round the main door and the front windows.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Fran C wrote a review Aug 2019
Fleet, United Kingdom596 contributions117 helpful votes
We knew this was closed having, checked the web site. Took a walk to have a look. Does look impressive from outside. A sign up would be useful to explain, why it is closed. Stirling pass includes this, so surely the pass should reflect in the price or include something else, or free coffee or discount.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Peter B wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom621 contributions265 helpful votes
We were definitely looking forward to seeing this on our visit - but to our surprise only upon walking past did we discover the it is closed for renovation - no certain date for reopening
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Date of experience: May 2019
Chasingdreamscape wrote a review Sep 2018
Bedford, United Kingdom402 contributions142 helpful votes
the publicity outside and the tickets sold for the Castle indicate that entry to this building is included in the ticket price for Stirling Castle. But as we discovered entry is not permitted into this wonderful old building due to a ceiling collapse issue so dont as we did set aside time to explore this building. It looks impressive from the outside and is worth visiting just for that . The castle staff informed us that the house courtyard is open sometimes , but it wasnt when we visited so we could only peer through the gates.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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