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A Celebration of Burns

Stirling Castle,

Rabbie Burns at Stirling Castle
Visitors to Stirling Castle can join us for a celebration of Scotland’s most beloved bard.  In 1787 Robert Burns visited the castle whilst on a trip to Stirling which inspired him to write the now infamous Stirling Lines.  Special guided tours will explore his visit and will include recitations of some of his most famous works.

We will also be catering for young visitors with our Burns for Bairns tours which will be led by the castle Watchman who will guide the children around the castle just as he did with Rabbie centuries ago.

We’ll also have a variety of drop in activities in the Great Hall between 12pm and 4pm including our food historian who will explain the mysteries of the Burns Supper and some of the traditions associated with it, Poet’s Corners where visitors can try their hand at composing a few lines of Burns-inspired prose and even a pin-the-tail-on-Meg game.

The Unicorn Café will have a special selection of Burns-inspired dishes including haggis, neeps and tatties served with whisky sauce, scotch broth and shortbread.  Just what you need to keep you fuelled up at this time of year.  Our Burns menu ranges from £4.75 to £7.95

Burns Tours: 12pm & 2pm both days
Burns for Bairns Tours: 2.15pm both days
Burns Supper Presentation, Poets' Corner and Pin-the-tail-on-Meg will take place in the Great Hall from 12pm til 4pm.

At the head of Stirling's historic Old Town off the M9, junction 9 or 10. Postcode FK8 1EJ. More property details can be found on the official Stirling Castle Website

The event is included in the admission price to Stirling Castle. You can buy tickets to the castle online.

For further information, contact Stirling Castle
Telephone: 01786 450 000

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