Stirling Castle, Stirling

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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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  • The parking situation isn't the best, but once you're inside the castle you'll immediately appreciate the garden. Such colorful blooms and a great overlook into the valley. The castle has a good exhib...  more »
  • Ofcourse we were here at a perfect time of year as Queen Anne's garden was fragrant from all the roses and other blooms, but even without that the castle is fantastic. It may not been the biggest you'...  more »
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  • Easy to find and ample (paid) parking very close to the entrance. Between Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle, I prefer Stirling so if you only have time for one of them, go here. There are some great views from the walls, so make sure you climb up on those.
  • So majestic! Felt also intimate! Beautiful views! Right in the heart of the city. We did a 45 minutes tour. The guide was awesome, very knowledgeable and funny!
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