The Stirling Castle Guided Tour is a great introduction to the royal buildings as well as some of the castle’s more infamous and colourful characters.
The Great Hall
James IV’s Great Hall, the largest ever built in Scotland, was complete in 1503 as a splendid venue for courtly celebrations and occasions of state.
The Chapel Royal was built by James VI in 1594 for the baptism of his son Henry. An elaborate frieze added for Charles I in late 1620s still survives.
Visit the former Tapestry Studio and see our Weaving the Unicorn exhibition which charts the story of the Stirling Tapestry project, the biggest undertaken in the UK in over 100 years and part of the Palace Project to return the interiors of the Royal Palace of James V to how they may have looked in the 1540s.