Stirling Castle



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Sitting on top of a 250ft rock, Stirling Castle has a strategic position on the Firth of Forth. As a result it has been the scene of many events in Scotland's history. James II was born at the castle in 1430. Mary, Queen of Scots spent some years there, and it was James IV's childhood home. Among its finest features are the splendid Renaissance palace built by James V, and the Chapel Royal, rebuilt by James VI.

Stirling Castle
Upper Castle Hill, STIRLING, FK8 1EJ


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Disabled parking, park and ride (Mon-Sat). Courtesy vehicle for visitors who have difficulty with steep inclines & steps - call to confirm availability, access gallery, Braille guide book and information boards
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily Apr-Sep, 9.30-6; Oct-Mar, 9.30-5; 1 Jan, 11-5 (last admission45mins before closing). Closed 25-26 Dec

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