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Stirling Castle goes online

7 October 2009

NEW WEBSITE FOR ONE OF SCOTLAND’S GREAT HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS

A lively and informative new website has been launched to let visitors know about everything that’s going on at Stirling Castle.

The castle is among the best historic attractions in Scotland and right now there are a series of exciting projects underway to make it even better.

The website will keep people up to date with the latest developments in the £12 million Stirling Castle Palace Project, which is returning the royal palace to how it may have looked in the mid-16th century.

It is also full of historical information about the castle, its past and its place in Scottish history.

Gillian MacDonald, Historic Scotland’s manager of Stirling Castle, said: “It’s great that the castle is going online with its own website.

“It’s a really exciting time at the moment with the palace project and the weaving of the Stirling tapestries, so we really want to keep people in touch with what’s going on.

“And we also want to make sure that people who are thinking about visiting the castle have an easy way to find out about its past, and all the things there are to see and do.”

The website is now live at www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk.

It features the castle’s attractive new branding – including the distinctive unicorn logo – which are all designed to raise the castle’s public profile as a great Scottish visitor attraction.

Features of the website include:

  • What to see and do

  • A timeline of Scottish history

  • Information on tickets and opening times

  • News and events

  • A choice of free ecards to send to friends and relatives

  • A regular staff blog.

There is also information about holding weddings or corporate events at the castle, plus the opportunities to hire Argyll’s Lodging – the nearby 17th-century townhouse of the earls of Argyll.

Notes for editors

  • Stirling Castle is at the head of Stirling’s historic old town off the M9 at junctions nine or 10. Telephone 01786 450000. Tickets are £8.50 for adults, £6.50 concessions and £4.25 for children.

  • Historic Scotland has 345 historic properties and sites in its care. These include some of the leading tourism attractions in the country, including Edinburgh, Stirling, and Urquhart Castles, Fort George, Linlithgow Palace, the Border Abbeys, and Skara Brae. For further details visit www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/places.

  • Historic Scotland’s Mission is to safeguard Scotland’s historic environment and to promote its understanding and enjoyment.

  • Historic Scotland is delighted to be supporting the 2009 Year of Homecoming with a series of initiatives including family trails, spectacular events and the creation of a Homecoming Pass for heritage attractions in association with other heritage organisations.


For further information


Rebecca Hamilton
Marketing and Media Manager
Marketing and Media
0131 668 8685 / 07788 923871
rebecca.hamilton@scotland.gsi.gov.uk