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Stirling Castle

Upper Castle Hill, STIRLING, FK8 1EJ

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.

Further information

Tel: 01786 450000

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Historic Scotland


£14.50 (ch 5-15 £8.70, under 5 free, concessions £11.60). Members/Explorer Pass holders free

Opening times

Open all year daily, Apr-Sep 9.30-6
Oct-Mar 9.30-5
1 Jan 11-5 (last entry 45mins before closing). Closed 25-26 Dec. Regimental Museum closes 45mins before castle





Partly accessible. Museum of the Argyll, Sutherland Highlanders, medieval kitchens & the Elphinstone Tower are not accessible by wheelchair
Courtesy vehicle for visitors who have difficulty with steep inclines & steps, virtual tour, Braille information boards

Stirling Castle

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