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).
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 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.
I do think it's worth visiting the castle though on the day we went the weather was poor and I get the feeling that at the time we went, 11/8/16. that perhaps they are doing some sort of refurbishment as many of the rooms were empty. I didn't expect it to be fully furnished and decorated, but it did feel lacking. There are some lovely murals and so forth to see on the walls and a few character actors walking about. I went to enjoy the castle itself, which I did, and the surrounding views from the battlements are fantastic, especially looking over to the Wallace monument. There is an interesting graveyard right next to the castle carpark and some beautiful buildings all the way down the hill, some shaggy-haired cows grazing in the fields below which were adorable to see. I'm glad I went.