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Stirling Castle

Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ, United Kingdom
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  • Stirling Castle
    Leow Cheng Lam
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    4 Jul 04, 2014

    There's now more than ever to see and do at Stirling Castle. The Royal Palace, which was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, has been returned to its Renaissance magnificence. Visitors wii be met by costumed characters in the roles of royalty, bodyguards and servants who give insights into the royal Stewart Court.

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    Katie Pierce
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    3 Jul 01, 2014

    Unfortunately I was unable to go inside due to poor arrival timing, but the outside of Stirling Castle was still impressive.

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    Lizzie
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    3 Sep 30, 2013

    There's a lot to see. Make sure you give yourself time to see everything you wish to see! The views of the town are incredible from up there.

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    Andressa Martins
    5 Mar 02, 2013

    Stirling is so far my favorite castle in Scotland. Every angle you look at you have wonderful views (including a superb view of Wallace's Monument)
    So much History, that you can actually feel it on your bones. Don't rush, Stop to appreciate what this ancient place has to offer.Truly Amazing!

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    Hazel Anna Rigazio
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    sitting on top of a 250 foot rock,stirling castle has a strategic position on the firth of forth.As a result it has been the scene of many events in scotlands history.James II was born at the castle in 1430,mary queen of scots spent some years there.Among it's finest features are the splendid renaissance palace built by james v and the chapel royal,rebuilt by james VI.

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    Jaime Evans
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This beautiful castle is just outside of Edinburgh. If you are looking for a quick trip out of Edinburgh to see something a little different, Stirling Castle is a good choice.

    Many bus tours based in Edinburgh offer this castle as part of a day tour package. The tour I was on also took us through Glasgow, on a scenic drive through the mountains, and on a boat tour of Loch Lomond.

    My favorite part of this castle was the tapestry recreation project. In the back of the castle, there is a studio set up where several artists are re-weaving historically significant tapestries to hang in the castle. It is part of the Palace Project, which aims to return the ground floor of the castle to an authentically 1600's look.

    I visited in 2009, and the project is supposed to be complete in summer 2011. I can't wait to go back and visit Stirling again when the project is complete.

    As a castle enthusiast and craft geek, I highly recommend visiting this castle.

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    SeattleKipster
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    4 Apr 20, 2014

    Incredible views, more peaceful and less crowds than other major castles.

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    Ben Andrew
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    5 Jun 09, 2013

    Spent half the day on this tour, incredible history.

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    David Short
    4 Jan 15, 2012
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    3 Oct 30, 2011
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    4 Sep 26, 2012
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    4 Sep 03, 2012
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    KALLIOPI LAMPIRI
    5 Jul 12, 2011
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    Jax Was-ere
    3 Feb 01, 2012
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    4 Nov 04, 2011
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    3 Aug 16, 2011
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    4 Jun 02, 2013
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    5 Jul 15, 2012
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Built high on a volcanic outcrop, Stirling Castle offers a fascinating chance to step into a piece of Scottish history. Visitors can tour the Gatehouse, Chapel Royal and Great Hall all built by the Stewart Kings. Amongst the many other interesting features of the castle is the chance to visit the Medieval Kitchen and a special Castle exhibition. The castle boasts a cafe with a roof top patio and ... read more
well-stocked souvenir shop. Free guided tours run regularly. A great family day out!

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