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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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 9 hours
Stirling Castle Reviews
I've visited the castle with a friend and we were amazed! We could not finish the tour in just one day, so we're going to be back 😍 more »
Stirling Castle is a great castle to visit. The castle building and the great hall are the main features situated off a central courtyard. However, we found it really difficult to get into them... more »
Brilliant family day out. Plenty to do. A good mix of history and fun. The best bits were dressing up in the dungeons, and visiting the palace seeing all the characters in costumes. The staff were brilliant too made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended!
This castle is amazing. I have been there almost once a month since I arrived in Stirling. It is great with a lot of things to see and to learn, and it has a great atmosphere. You have guides and people in costumes to entertain visitors, and during summer there are even animations and theatrics. The view and the wind are the best when you do the walk on the wall. Their staff are always super nice, I have always encountered very friendly people. Visit it absolutely!
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