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Stirling Castle, Stirling

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Stirling Castle was not only the home of Mary Queen of Scots, but also an important center of art and culture in the 16th century. Still dominating the region’s skyline, the castle remains one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture, with majestic halls, vaults, kitchens, and galleries. Climb the castle’s high stone walls to look over an area where medieval armies clashed and decided the fates of many European nations. Today, the site’s parade ground is often used for open-air concerts and other special events, with nearly 400,000 visitors dropping by the various attractions each year. Purchase your tickets online before stepping into the castle’s fascinating world of passion, political plots, and royal intrigue. Use our Stirling day trip tool to arrange your visit to Stirling Castle and other attractions in Stirling.
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  • We visited many castles on our recent trip to Scotland. Most were just ruins, but Stirling Castle is majestic. There's so much to see and it's been restored to such a nice condition. From the... 
    We visited many castles on our recent trip to Scotland. Most were just ruins, but Stirling Castle is majestic. There's so much to see and it's been restored to such a nice condition. From the...  more »
  • We booked our tickets online (cheaper than turning up) and arrived shortly after 11am. Parking is £4 if you arrive by car, which you pay at the ticket office. As it was the Queen's birthday, there... 
    We booked our tickets online (cheaper than turning up) and arrived shortly after 11am. Parking is £4 if you arrive by car, which you pay at the ticket office. As it was the Queen's birthday, there...  more »
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  • History at its finest! The free walking tour was wonderful! Our guide, Joe, had amazing stories and insights. The king & queen's bedrooms had real live costume wearing actors that play the part. The views from the top of the castle were AMAZING! This is a don't miss place!
  • Absolutely fantastic! Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The castle grounds itself are extremely well maintained and clean. There is a lot more to do, see and learn. I much preferred Stirling Castle to Edinburgh. It was the highlight of our month long stay in Scotland.

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