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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Stirling Castle is a great site to visit especially if you have even a bit of interest in Scottish history. There is so much to see and absorb while getting to understand what royal life was like...
Stirling Castle is a great site to visit especially if you have even a bit of interest in Scottish history. There is so much to see and absorb while getting to understand what royal life was like... more »
Super fun and we learned a lot of history. Very scenic as well. Great side trip from Glasgow or Edinburgh. We stopped over on our road trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The staff were amazing and well.... more
Super fun and we learned a lot of history. Very scenic as well. Great side trip from Glasgow or Edinburgh. We stopped over on our road trip from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The staff were amazing and well.... more »
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 proceeded Stirling Castle to Edinburgh. It was the highlight of our month long stay in Scotland.
Great castle to go to. Not as many tourists as Edinburgh so you can appreciate the displays a bit more. One cafe with friendly staff and good food. Plenty of photo opportunities and a good way to learn about Scotland's king's and queens.
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