Stirling Castle has a less military feel to it nowadays, compared with Edinburgh Castle. Here is a lovely garden to the South side of the Royal Palace.
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. It commands the countryside for many miles around.
It towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the same foe in the summer of 1314.
While the castle remains open, the Palace itself is currently shut as part of a major project to present the King’s and Queen’s Lodgings as they might have appeared in the mid 16th century. The Palace will reopen in March 2011.