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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle near Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s largest and most fascinating castles, rich in history and stunning in architecture. It makes a fantastic day trip, just about an hour’s drive or a quick train ride from our city hotel in Edinburgh.

Historically, Stirling was a very important castle. A meeting point between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, a grand Royal Residence and the backdrop to key battles, including the famous Battle of Bannockburn. Just like Edinburgh Castle, it is strategically positioned on top of a large volcanic rock, dominating the city skyline. This gave it a strong defensive advantage, as approaching enemies could be seen in all directions. It also makes it quite a spectacle to behold, as it towers mightily over the surrounding area.