Stirling Castle (Stirling) Reviews
Newest Review: ... declared to you by hyperactive tour guides-they literally bring history to life in their re-enactment of grand meetings and fights that occurred in the castle. Other staff are equally friendly and knowledgeable, and welcome questions from visitors. A modern tapestry studio has been built in the castles nether bailey, where old tapestries are restored and new ones made in traditional methods. It is much fun to watch the weaving as it is happening. There are many parts of the castle available to public visit, but you get a sense of emptiness when wondering around. It's all very well looking at the great hall but without the tour guides... more
Customer Stirling Castle (Stirling) Reviews (2)
by - written on 06/07/09, updated on 07/08/09 (Very useful, 33 readings)
I've lived near Stirling Castle for a few years now and it's only recently that I visited it.*shocking!* I guess people never think to go to tourist places they live close to. The castle has an interesting history, tied into most of the kings and queens since it was built in the 15th century. This history is enthusiastically declared to you by hyperactive tour guides-they literally bring history to life in their re-enactment of grand meetings and fights that occurred in the castle. Other staff are equally friendly and knowledgeable, and welcome questions from visitors. A modern tapestry studio has been built in the castles nether bailey, where old ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/12/00, updated on 14/12/00 (Very useful, 39 readings)
Stirling Castle is situated on a volcanic outcrop providing the most amazing viewpoint (very good for watching your enemies approach!). It overlooks the entire Forth valley - an excellent position to see your enemies approaching! The castle was mainly built in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was a permanent Royal residence for the Kings and Queens of Scotland. It consists of the Palace, the Great Hall, the Chapel Royal and the Regimental museum. There has recently been a flurry of restoration work including the rebuilding of the Great Hall has been rebuilt. This has caused some consternation, as it's a bit bright to say the least!! However, the ... Read the complete review
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