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.

  • 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