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Stirling Castle is the perfect place to discover Scotland's fascinating history and beautiful landscape.

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Stirling castle - © dcookd

Stirling Castle in Scotland is a must-see destination for anyone interested in exploring the fascinating history of this beautiful country. Built over 900 years ago, the castle is a stunning example of Scotland’s rich heritage, with its impressive architecture, spectacular views and captivating stories. You can explore the castle’s many historic buildings, including the Great Hall, Chapel Royal and Palace. Discover the stories of the kings and queens who lived here and the battles that took place within its walls. Take a tour of the castle to learn more about its architecture, admire the breathtaking views and discover the secrets and legends that remain within its walls. Whether you’re a history buff or just looking for an unforgettable day out, visiting Stirling Castle is an experience you won’t forget!

History of Stirling Castle

An important site in Scottish history

Robert the Bruce, Stiling castle - © kmiragaya

Robert the Bruce, Stiling castle – © kmiragaya

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most famous historic castles.

Built on volcanic rock in the center of the city of Stirling, it overlooks the River Forth and the surrounding countryside. The castle has been in use for over 1,000 years and is one of Scotland’s most important heritage sites.

It is the site of the famous Battle of Bannockburn, where a Scottish army defeated the English in 1314, and is now one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions.

But beware, Stirling Castle was not always what it is today. An early version of the castle was built by King David I in the 12th century. It was then a wooden structure, which was replaced by a stone castle in the late 13th century.

In the 16th century, this castle was rebuilt and became the one we can see today. It was built by King James IV, who was also responsible for the construction of Holyrood Abbey.

Note that the castle was damaged by the English at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297 and again during the Wars of Independence in the 14th century.

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Buildings and architecture of Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most famous landmarks and one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions.

It is located on a volcanic rock on the banks of the River Forth, 30 miles southwest of Edinburgh.

It can be visited all year round (except on public holidays), and will allow you to discover the different buildings of the building.

The Great Hall

Built in the 14th century, the Great Hall is one of the most impressive buildings in Stirling Castle.

It was the ceremonial hall of the castle, where the kings welcomed their nobles and feasted with them.

Great Hall

The Great Hall is one of the best preserved medieval halls in Scotland. It is 40 meters long and has a huge fireplace, which was used to heat the hall in winter.

Chapel Royal

The Chapel Royal is another building in Stirling Castle. This small but charming chapel was built in the 14th century. It was used for daily services and served as the King’s private chapel. The walls are decorated with beautiful stained glass windows and there is a beautiful stone altar in the center.

Palace

The castle palace was built in the 15th century. It was the residence of the king and his family. It is a beautiful building with a grand staircase and an impressive entrance.

Other buildings include the kitchen, the treasury and the steward’s house.

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Reconstruction of the Battle of Bannockburn

Each year, on the weekend closest to the anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn (the same weekend as the Wimbledon tennis tournament), an impressive re-enactment is held at Stirling Castle to commemorate Scotland’s victory over the English.

During the re-enactment, you will see knights, horses and warriors from both sides fighting each other.

The Great Siege of 1586

This is a live show that takes place every day on the hour between 10am and 3pm. It tells the story of the siege of Stirling Castle in 1586, when it was held by a group of Catholic nobles against the Protestant King James VI.

The Great Taste Trail

This trail takes you through the gardens of Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Along the trail you will find 20 gourmet food producers, where you can sample delicious food and drink. You can get a map of the trail at the Stirling Castle ticket office.

Take in the view from Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, by its location overlooks the River Forth and the surrounding countryside.

There are many places within the castle walls where you can admire the breathtaking view.

One of the best places to admire the view is in the castle garden, which is located under the Great Hall. This garden offers beautiful flowers and breathtaking views of the castle.

Another great place to enjoy the view of Stirling Castle is from the palace roof, which offers spectacular views of the gardens and surrounding countryside.

Eating and Shopping at Stirling Castle

There are many places to eat and drink in Stirling Castle. You can start your day with a delicious breakfast in the Great Hall. There are many gift stores where you can purchase souvenirs including Scottish woolen goods, jewelry, books and other items.


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Informations pratiques

Adresse Adresse :
Castle Wynd, Stirling, (Central)

Coordonnées GPSGPS :
56.122906082805834, -3.9455582372763844

Durée de la visite Durée de la visite :
1h30


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  • £16,50 par adulte
  • £10 par enfant de 5 à 15 ans
  • £32,50 par famille


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