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  • Stirling Castle

    Knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors once flocked to the royal court at Stirling Castle to revel in its beauty and grandeur. Today visitors can do the same and come face to face with characters from the past in the recreated Renaissance Palace.

    The Queen Anne Gardens are situated below the palace and afford spectacular views of the surrounding countryside including the former royal pleasure grounds known as the King‚ which have also been connected to the legend of King Arthur. The garden has two rose beds, one gold and one red with gold climbers at the back. There is a broad old fashioned herbaceous border which is at its best in July.

    The garden also boasts a heather and herb garden with labels indicating the ancient uses of these. The main showpiece, however, is the twin beech tree which is over 200 years old.

    The Douglas Gardens sit at the highest part of the castle rock.

    Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry.

    How to find us

    Leave M9 at Junction 10 and follow local road signs
    The castle is accessible by public transport and is a short walk from Stirling Train and bus stations where taxis are also available.

    Location

    Awards

    Gold GBTS, VS rating 5 Star

    Highlights

    • Meet the people of the past in the royal palace
    • Great Hall
    • Chapel Royal
    • Regimental Museum
    • Medieval Kitchens

    Promotional Themes

    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Rose Gardens
    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season

    Opening Times

    Monday: 09:30 - 17:00 Tuesday: 09:30 - 17:00 Wednesday: 09:30 - 17:00 Thursday: 09:30 - 17:00 Friday: 09:30 - 17:00 Saturday: 09:30 - 17:00 Sunday: 09:30 - 17:00

    Dates closed

    25 and 26 December
    1 January

    Admission prices

    Adult: Check website

    Facilities

    Picnic area Shop Car park Accessible parking Toilets Accessible toilets

    Coach parking, mobility vehicle, visitor information, audio guide, bicycle rack.

    Address

    Castle Esplanade

    Stirling
    FK8 1EJ

    Phone

    01786 450 000
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