One of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, Stirling Castle dominates a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth, at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands. A history steeped in famous battles, civil war, and the struggles between Scotland and England in the Wars of Independence.
It was also a home to Scottish royalty, a childhood home to Mary Queen of Scots and James VI and I, and in times of peace the castle was often the centre of government when Scottish royalty came to Stirling to enjoy its comforts, the superb hunting and to hold court.
Now Stirling Castle is home to the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and welcomes visitors to the castle to learn about its history and view the lovingly restored and maintained Great Hall, Chapel Royal, Royal Palace Gallery and Tapestry Studio.
25-minute drive from Gleneagles