Stirling Castle

One of Scotland's largest and most important castles, Stirling Castle is the site of many important battles in Scottish history. It's well worth a visit.

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Stirling Castle: Tours & Tickets

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What are the opening times?

The castle is open 7 days a week, in winter 9:30AM to 5:00PM and in summer 9:30AM to 6:00PM.

How much does entrance cost?

A standard adult ticket costs £14.50

Do I need to take a tour?

Tours are not compulsory, however they are reccommended and highly enjoyable!

Good to know

When should I visit?

Seven days a week, winter 9:30AM to 5:00PM and summer 9:30AM to 6:00PM.

How to get there

The castle is about a 10 minute walk uphill from the Stirling train station, reached easily from Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Is it expensive?

Regular adult ticket costs £14.50.

Will I need a guide?

It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.

What people are saying about Stirling Castle

★★★★★ Excellent guided tour! Thank you Jennifer.

What a great day we had on our tour to Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. It may have rained on our boat ride around Loch Lomond but It didn’t dampen our spirits. The rain lifted and the sun came out for an afternoon at Stirling Castle. Jennifer was a wonderful guide...keeping us informed in advance of our stops along the tour, inspiring us with fitting Scottish tunes all while safely navigating along the winding roads. Jennifer made the tour for us!..,pleasant, informed, funny, patient, and came prepared with a bag of carrots for the hairy coos...and shortbread for each of us on our drive back to Glasgow

★★★★★ Great experience - highly recommend this day trip!

Our driver, Sergio, was friendly, engaging, knowledgable and entertained us with did-bits of local Scottish history throughout the trip. It was a full day but went by fast and was well worth it. I'd highly recommend this day trip!

★★★★★ Amazing tour because done with a great guide

I came to Glasgow alone, never did I think I would have such a good time. Grant Scott, I believe this was the guide's name I apologise if I've got it slightly wrong, I'm going by memory now as its been a while, but the reason I'm back is because today I'm thinking about my short trip to Scotland. Grant made my trip, he was so knowledgeable yet made what he knew so interesting and fun. There was never a dull moment on the trip, we had a great laugh in the process, the experience was captured by beautiful sights, historical knowledge and great Scottish people, would definitely recommend this company if all your representative are like Grant and if Grant gets to read this, I'm the girl from the AA who wore the yellow coat and black attire representing my work as you joked. I highly recommend this tour, you get the best of all worlds for a reasonable price. Grant is a great representative for this company and if all your staff are like him you have an amazing team. I will be back again :)

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