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One of Scotland's largest and most important castles, Stirling Castle is the site of many important battles in Scottish history. It's well worth a visit, but before you go, here are some historical snippets.
The King’s Old Building is the oldest part of the castle, and is over 500 years old!
In 1297 William Wallace at the Battle of Stirling Bridge defeated the much larger English army by trapping them on the bridge.
A significant Scottish victory over the English, who had until this point occupied the castle for 10 years!
Mary Queen of Scots was crowned in Stirling Castle in 1543. She was only 9 months old, and apparently cried throughout the ceremony.
The castle is now a popular tourist site, and hosts cultural events and concerts regularly.
The castle is open 7 days a week, in winter 9:30AM to 5:00PM and in summer 9:30AM to 6:00PM.
A standard adult ticket costs £14.50
Tours are not compulsory, however they are reccommended and highly enjoyable!
- When should I visit?Seven days a week, winter 9:30AM to 5:00PM and summer 9:30AM to 6:00PM.
- Is it expensive?Regular adult ticket costs £14.50.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
- How to get thereThe castle is about a 10 minute walk uphill from the Stirling train station, reached easily from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
- Additional information** Free guided tours are run by the castle staff throughout the day and audio-guides are available in several languages! | There are no facilities for luggage, so plan to leave any at the bust station.*
What people are saying about Stirling Castle
We had a fantastic day we took our Grandson who is 6 yes old and he loved it and was kept amused all the time We travelled from Leicester England to visit Stifling Castle Lovely place a must for everyone to visit
This tour was incredible. We visited amazing places and got to know more about Scotland's history. Our guide, Dave, was very nice. He explained us a lot of things and was always open to suggestions. I stayed hosted with my friends at a B&B in Portree and although it was a 10 minute walk from the centre, it was great. The accomodations were really good and the owners were very nice.
Our guide James was great! Showed great knowledge about Scotland and its history and he was really passionate about it. We all got in the mood with him. He was great at customising the experience for us. We were really interested in castles and he made a few extra stops for us to admire them, even though some of them were not part of the tour.Landscapes and castles were awesome. Small groups are great! A fantastic experience!
We loved this tour! The sights were beautiful but the information and history that our guide Gregor had to give was second to none and kept us interested the whole way. So glad we didn't miss it!
We had a great time. More relaxed and less rushed than most tours. Andrew adjusted to our needs and likes/dislikes. Everyone got along and had fun. Strongly recommend Timberbush Tours and Andrew.