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Glimpse into the decedent world of Scottish royalty with this ticket to Stirling Castle. While away the hours exploring the former royal residence, once home to James IV and Mary Queen of Scots. Tour the Renaissance Royal Palace, the Great Hall and the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, and learn the castle’s rich history including the coronation of the infant Queen Mary and famous battles like the Battle of Stirling Bridge.
  • Entrance ticket to Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s top attractions
  • Explore the historic castle and Queen Anne Gardens independently
  • Browse the information displays and learn about the castle's archaeology
  • Gaze in wonder at the extravagance of sites such as the Renaissance Royal Palace and James IV's Great Hall
  • Visit the on-site Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum to see military memorabilia
Take an intimate tour of Scotland’s Stirling Castle, past home to members of the Scottish Royal Family from as early as the 12th century. Make your own way to the palace atop a volcanic hill in Stirling and enter immediately with your pre-purchased ticket. Once inside, behold the unique 15th- and 16th-century architecture, and learn about the castle’s critical role in the Wars of Independence including being the site of the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297, led by William Wallace. 
Explore the extravagant space that has figured in royal dramas and coronations of numerous Scottish monarchs such as Mary, Queen of Scots. Wander through the Renaissance Royal Palace, as well as James IV’s Hall where grand feasts, dances and spectacles took place. Head to the Great Kitchens to see where food was prepared and ale was brewed, and the Stirling Heads Gallery to see carved portraits of the 16th-century royals. Then head outside and walk through the exquisite terraces of Queen Anne Gardens. 
After you’ve toured the historic rooms and grounds, visit the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum to view Scotland’s military uniforms, bagpipes and drums, and pop into the castle’s Unicorn Cafe for some traditional Scottish fare (own expense).

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S
, May 2018

Stirling Castle is a beautiful Castle. Especially if you love unicorns! Highly recommend visiting this castle!

m
, Feb 2018

Love the view outside the castle.
Accessible if are coming with own transport, only need to pay 4 pounds for the parking.
The free guide is interesting and will explain to you about everything of the castle.
Pretty peaceful with beautiful view.
The staffs are all very friendly and helpful.

A
, Oct 2017

Loved it , Loved Scotland. Make sure you see this Castle if it is the only one you see in your whole trip. A must.

w
, Oct 2017

Loved all the interaction actor portals. It really brought history to life! Beautiful castle.

J
, Sep 2017

Great castle to tour. The re-enactment characters were interactive and gracious and the castle itself was fascinating and beautiful! We highly recommend this tour!

L
, Sep 2017

Amazing, historic, beautiful and captivating

J
, Aug 2017

This was the second castle we saw in Scotland and it's just a short drive from Edinburgh. worth the time and money to see it.

J
, Aug 2017

A enjoyable visit. Self guided. The room exhibits were done well. It seemed like everything had been recently cleaned and painted. If visiting from Glasgow or Edinburgh do advance planning. Rail service to Stirling very good cabs from the train station to the castle we immeditly available cab service back to the train station was lacking on our visit and we walked back to the station. You might want to plan to have lunch in town near the station. There were a lot of fast food stores, pubs, and restaurants just two blocks from the station.

R
, Aug 2017

Great tour and guides.

H
, Jul 2017

Everything about Stirling Castle was wonderful. The village of Stirling was marvelous I wish I could have spent more time there.


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