‘Fabulous; Full of History. I loved Stirling Castle. So much history has happened there. The tour was great. A must-see while you are in Scotland.’
– Stirling Castle Tripadvisor Review
Stirling Castle’s Turbulent History
The ancient Stirling Castle has set the scene for many great moments in history. If only those great walls could talk … who knows what secrets they keep? For many hundreds of years, Stirling Castle was a powerful Royal fortress and military base. During the Wars of Independence between Scotland and England, the castle changed hands eight times. In times of peace, it was a grand Royal residence. It was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots and James VI of Scotland and I of England. The Earl of Douglas was murdered there by James II. It also set the scene for one of the most famous battles in Scottish history … the Battle of Bannockburn on 24 June 1314. This was a significant Scottish victory in the First War of Independence, where Robert The Bruce of Scotland defeated Edward II of England in a vast and bloody battle.
Accommodation near Stirling Castle
Our friendly and comfortable hotel in Edinburgh city centre is just an hour from Stirling Castle. We have all the attractions of Edinburgh on our doorstep and day trips to Stirling and other great cities are within easy reach. The perfect base to discover Scotland’s castles and rich history. Check out our special offers or contact our team today.