Stirling Castle was not only the home of Mary Queen of Scots, but also an important center of art and culture in the 16th century. Still dominating the region’s skyline, the castle remains one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture, with majestic halls, vaults, kitchens, and galleries. Climb the castle’s high stone walls to look over an area where medieval armies clashed and decided the fates of many European nations. Today, the site’s parade ground is often used for open-air concerts and other special events, with nearly 400,000 visitors dropping by the various attractions each year. Purchase your tickets online before stepping into the castle’s fascinating world of passion, political plots, and royal intrigue. Use our Stirling day trip tool to arrange your visit to Stirling Castle and other attractions in Stirling.
Tours To Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle Entrance Ticket BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $19
Duration: 3 hours
Stirling 'Old Town' Walking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $13
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stirling Castle Reviews
This castle has nothing to offer. The rooms are bare with painted walls which looks very new. The price to get in to see nothing is extravagant to say the least. Very disappointed and will not be... more »
Historic Stirling Castle offers guided tours everyday and we were not disappointed. Our tour guide Stevie from Cumbernauld brought the place to life with his knowledge of the Castle and its... more »
Absolutely fantastic! Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The castle grounds itself are extremely well maintained and clean. There is a lot more to do, see and learn. I much proceeded Stirling Castle to Edinburgh. It was the highlight of our month long stay in Scotland.
Great castle to go to. Not as many tourists as Edinburgh so you can appreciate the displays a bit more. One cafe with friendly staff and good food. Plenty of photo opportunities and a good way to learn about Scotland's king's and queens.
Places to stay near Stirling Castle
Plan your trip to Stirling
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Stirling
Hidden gems in Stirling
See all ›
Museums in Stirling
Duration:1 h 30 min
Duration:1 h 30 min
Plans to Stirling Castle by other users
22 days in London, Glasgow & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM POLAND March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 36 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Glasgow BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium