Stirling Castle
Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ Route Planner
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Apr-Sep: 9.30am-6pm; Oct-Mar: 9.30am-5pm - closed 25-26 Dec


Given its situation on a steep rock overlooking the plains of the Forth, Stirling Castle was one of the most powerful and invincible castles in Scotland. A masterpiece of Renaissance decoration, Stirling, like the royal residences of Falkland and Linlithgow, is an example of continental Renaissance influence. With the accession of the Stuarts and the departure of James VI for London, the castle was a permanent royal residence.


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