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by Cindy Grant
June 26, 2011
From journal The Scotland Ghostour
Belfast, United Kingdom
November 23, 2009
Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
September 20, 2009
From journal Random Scottish Moments
by Red Mezz
Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
January 29, 2008
From journal A Local's Essential Scottish Castle Tour...
June 7, 2006
From journal Scotland, Back to the Home of Golf, and More
March 6, 2006
This was our favourite castle of the entire trip. We took a full day bus tour around Scotland, and spent about 90 minutes at this beautiful castle. This is definitely a sight to see—the view goes for 7 miles on a clear day, and the green grass seems never ending. We took some of our best photos from this location. And the view of William Wallace monument (Braveheart) is great.
I have no idea what the admission price is, as it was included in our bus tour.
We were here in October and the weather was perfect—and still very green.
From journal Weekend in Edinburgh
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
March 5, 2006
From journal Investigating Tourist Hot Spots in Stirlingshire
February 5, 2006
If in your trip through Braveheart country in central Scotland, you do take the hike up the Wallace Monument outside of Stirling, one of the things that will catch your eye in the distance is the stunningly poised Stirling Castle. It sits in the distance atop a volcanic rock (much like Edinburgh Castle) seen for miles around.
There are no shortage of castles to visit while in Scotland, but this is one of my top-five favourites. Not only is there an awful lot of history tied up in this castle, but the views of, and from, it are really breathtaking. And once again, the moody blues and grays of a Scottish sky add something to the drama of this castle that is an unmissable photographic opportunity.
There is a fee that may seem quite pricey for visiting the inside of this castle (£8.50 for adults, £3.50 for children), and though I generally opt out of these things, this was one I did pay for, and I am pleased that I did. The tour guide I had was maybe the best one I've ever experienced, with a proper flare for storytelling and a thick Scottish accent to colour the tale. There is a lot to know about Stirling Castle, and I'm very pleased I paid the price and got to learn it while wandering around and taking photos.
However, if the price is a little bit steep for you, it is still very worthwhile to wander up to the castle (or even just drive around it), see it, and take some really great photos of Stirling and the castle itself.
The one downside of Stirling is the abomination of the restored area of the castle (visible from the Wallace Monument) as a whitewashed Disney-style area surrounded by the beautiful old stone of the original building. A shame, for certain, but the castle still managed to keep its integrity and remains one of my favourite Scottish castles.
The castle is open year-round, 7 days a week, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Generally the castle closes at 5 or 6pm, depending on the time of year when you visit. This is an excellent pit stop to make while visiting Scotland.
From journal Falkirk and Farther into Braveheart Country
New York, New York
December 27, 2005
From journal Searching for Braveheart
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
September 23, 2004
From journal Stirling History