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Stirling Castle


One of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture.

Stirling Castle

One of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture, Stirling Castle commands the countryside for many miles around.

It towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the same foe in the summer of 1314.

Visit the Stirling Castle website www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk to plan your visit and buy admission tickets.

Highlights

  • James IV’s Great Hall – the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland.
  • James V’s Palace – admire the lavishly decorated Renaissance façades.
  • James VI’s Chapel Royal – built especially for Prince Henry’s baptism and elaborately redecorated for Charles I’s coronation visit in 1633.
  • The Great Kitchens – dramatically bring to life how lavish banquets were created in James IV’s day.
  • The views from the battlements – overlooking two great battlefields, Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn.
  • The regimental museum of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders – associated with the castle for almost a century.

Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – Central and West
Postcode: FK8 1EJ

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.00 pm

Admission prices

Visit www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk to buy admission tickets

Events at Stirling Castle

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Olivia Irvine - Being Somewhere

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The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Arthur's Amble

Holyrood Park

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Standing Stones of Stenness Guided Walk

Stones Of Stenness Circle And Henge

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Music Through the Ages

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