- Type: Castles, Palaces & Historic Buildings
NileGuide Expert Says:
This castle far exceeds Edinburgh Castle, so plan day trip to Stirling!
NileGuide Expert tip:
There are many free guided tours, plus an audio tour you can purchase. Both are highly recommendable. There is a lot to see at Stirling Castle - so set aside a whole morning or even day.
- Information from Wikipedia and Historic Scotland.
Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1543. There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle, including several during the Wars of Scottish Independence, with the last being in 1746, when Bonnie Prince Charlie unsuccessfully tried to take the castle.
The castle rivals Edinburgh Castle in beauty and magnificence. It is is built high on a volcanic outcrop the castle offers a fascinating tour of the Gatehouse, Chapel Royal and Great Hall all built by the Stewart Kings.Visit the Medieval Kitchen and a special Castle exhibition. Relax after your exploration at the café or pick out a gift in the souvenir shop. Free guided tours run regularly.
Open from 9:30am - 6pm (April 1-September 30th). Check website for winter times.
Adult - £9.00 / £7.20
Child - £5.40 (under 5 - Free)
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