The majestic Stirling Castle, Scotland (with Map & Photos)

Address: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling.

The Stirling Castle in Scotland is located in the highest part of Stirling, overlooking the old town which is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Scotland.

Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

Surprise live, for its large size and privileged location that gives it fantastic views of the surroundings and, above all, for having starred in some of the most important episodes in the history of Scotland.

History of Stirling Castle: the stronghold of the Stuarts


The history of Stirling Castle dates back to the Middle Ages, as its first buildings were built in the 12th century. But the castle complex was expanded several times in later centuries by all members of the Stuart family, the ruling dynasty in Scotland between the 14th and 17th centuries. The grand entrance is the most recent element, as it was built already outside the domain of the Stuarts, in the 18th century.

Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

The Stuart kings made it one of their great fortresses and even a royal residence during certain periods, which hints at its relevance throughout Scottish history.

Stirling Castle Map