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“Great photography spot with the Historic Scotland Pass”
Review of Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle
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Ranked #6 of 82 things to do in Stirling
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Owner description: Dominating the skyline for miles around, Stirling Castle is a shining example of Renaissance architecture. Visitors can look out from its high stone walls to the battlefields of Stirling Bridge where great medieval armies clashed to decide the fate of nations. Home to generations of Scottish monarchs including, Mary Queen of Scots, the Castle is an enduring and powerful reminder of our fascinating history.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grab the Historic Scotland pass and visit at least Edinburgh, Stirling and Doune Castles. Stirling had a very remote feel and absolutely incredible views of the Scottish countryside around it. If you've already seen Edinburgh Castle and are pressed for time, I'd skip Stirling. But if you've done some of your own research on Scottish history and are getting out into the countryside, this is a fantastic stop on the way to the Highlands.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a day that at times the rain was coming down in buckets - absolutely pouring down. On the plus side, that may well have kept some of the crowd down. Definitely take a guided tour. They are included in the price of admission and well worth the time before setting of to explore on your own. Plan to spend several hours if you like to actually read the information provided with the exhibits. We ended up walking around, eating lunch, and walking around some more. And making good use of our umbrellas.

Thank Douglas A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is quite large and very beautiful. This is a popular site for tourists so there were a large number of people here. The garden is lovely. The view from the castle is amazing. We had purchased the Historic Scotland pass making our visit to this and several other sites reasonable. We enjoyed our visit here. Lots of historical exhibits. Would have been nicer if there were fewer people but not much to be done about that!

Thank famlyslave
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to find out about Scottish history, but there is also an attractive garden. As it's situated on a high promontory there are fantastic views all round. The highlight for me was the section restored to how it may have looked in the 1600's with an amazing colourful ceiling featuring historical characters and the reproductions of Unicorn Tapestries. We spent about 2 hours and didn't quite see everything - we missed the Regimental Museum section, for instance. I noticed there were good activities for youngsters. Some but not all of it had disabled access, I think. There was a good cafe where we had lunch.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle will take a couple hours to tour and is often very busy. We walked around the grounds but chose to visit the Wallace Monument instead due to the extremely crowded condition. There is a lot of renovation in progress at the Stirling Castle.

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