We are opening Stirling Castle in a phased approach. Check our tickets page to see which parts of the castle are currently closed.

Enter the world of Scotland’s Renaissance kings and queens and discover a world of colour, splendour and glorious craftsmanship. Learn about our history, uncover our secrets and be inspired by our gallery of photos and videos.

  • The Great Hall

    The Great Hall

    The Great Hall was built for James IV around 1503.

  • The Royal Palace

    The Royal Palace

    The Palace at Stirling Castle allows visitors to step into the astonishing richness of royal life in the 1500s.

  • The Chapel Royal

    The Chapel Royal

    This elegant chapel was the last royal building to be erected at Stirling. It was built in some haste by King James VI in 1593–4.

  • The Great Kitchens

    The Great Kitchens

    Rub shoulders with the busy kitchen staff preparing for a royal banquet.

  • Queen Anne Gardens

    Queen Anne Gardens

    A peaceful and pretty garden on the sunny south side of the castle.

  • The Stirling Tapestries

    The designs are closely based on a set of Renaissance tapestries held at the Cloisters Museum in New York.

  • The Palace Vaults

    The Palace Vaults

    Beneath the palace are vaults with fun, interactive exhibitions especially for younger visitors.

  • The Castle Exhibition

    The Castle Exhibition

    An overview of Stirling Castle, telling its story from the earliest times to the present day.

  • Stirling Heads Gallery

    Stirling Heads Gallery

    The Stirling Heads are one of Scotland’s great art treasures.

  • The Access Gallery

    The Access Gallery

    Visitors with mobility difficulties can discover parts of the castle that are hard to access.

  • Regimental Museum

    Regimental Museum

    Discover the fascinating history of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in their Regimental Museum