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Stirling Castle

Stirling CastleCastle Wynd
Telephone: 01786 450000


Stirling Castle
Without doubt one of the grandest of all Scottish castles, both in its situation on a commanding rock outcrop and in its architecture.

The Great Hall and the Gatehouse of James IV, the marvellous Palace of James V, the Chapel Royal of James VI and the artillery fortifications of the 16th to 18th centuries are all of outstanding interest.
Quizzes and other kids' fun to print out from their website.
All apartments in the castle are accessible apart from the Museum of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Only the medieval kitchens and Elphinstone Tower are not suitable for visitors using push or wheelchairs. The ground floor of the shop and the book shop are accessible. The castle cafe has a ramp. Braille information boards are on display.

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It may be worth checking out Stirling Castle's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Stirling Castle before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Details:

1 April - 30 September:
9.30am - 6.00pm
Last entry 5.15pm

1 October - 31 March
9.30am - 5.00pm
Last entry 4.15pm

The castle is closed on 25th and 26th December.
On January 1st we are open from 11.00am to 5.00pm and normal hours from January 2nd.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:

Adult: £14.50 (age 16 to 59)
Child: £8.70 (age 5 to 15)
Concession: £11.60
Under 5s go free


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Stirling CastleCastle Wynd
Telephone: 01786 450000