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Stirling Castle
Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ Route Planner
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Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9.30am-6pm; Oct-Mar: 9.30am-5pm (last admission 45min before closing) - Free guided tours available (in English) every hr 10am-3pm - closed 25-26 Dec

Description

Given itssituation 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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