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Stirling Castle

There’s never been a better time to visit Stirling Castle.


The Magnificent Royal Palace of James V is now the centre piece of the castle’s visitor experience. The interiors are stunning, and give a wonderful impression of the richness and splendour that the royals would have enjoyed hundreds of years ago.  Our year-round team of costumed performers who, in their roles as monarchs, servants and courtiers, welcome visitors to the royal court of the 16th century, has helped visitors understand the history of the site and brought the experience to life.


Visitors can also see the original Stirling Heads in the first Flor Gallery as well as a short film on the restoration of this unique building.


The Castle’s Great Hall is stunning and immediately gives you a sense of the past with its imposing hammerbeam roof and majestic thrones.


Other highlights include the Chapel Royal, Regimental Museum, Great Kitchens and Tapestry Studio where you can see our weavers in action recreating the stunning Unicorn tapestries.


With a myriad of buildings and products on offer, visitors can focus in on what interests them from a spirited guided tour of the castle to the interactive games in the Palace Vaults or discovering the secret past of the Stirling Skeletons in the castle exhibition.


Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and stunning views from the Queen Anne Gardens or see the areas other historic attractions including the Wallace Monument and Stirling Bridge from the Wall Walk.


Guided tours of the Castle and the nearby Argyll’s Lodging, Scotland’s most complete 17th century townhouse are included in the admission price and offer an illuminating perspective of the castle’s colourful history and characters.


We also have a great programme of events throughout the year from choir and band performances to re-enactments of historical events and dazzling evening concerts and family days out.


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Published: 30 April 2014

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