See inside six magnificent royal apartments which have been returned to how they might have looked in the 1540s, when it was the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. Meet costumed performers who will welcome you into 16th century life in one of Scotland's greatest castles. This really is worth a visit and Stirling.co.uk would also encourage anyone who lives in the Stirling area to visit Stirling Castle and spend the day experiencing history right on your doorstep
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Stirling Castle is situated at the head
of Stirling's Old Town, mounted high on an old volcanic outcrop.
No one can confirm when Stirling castle was first built,
but references to it begin to appear in historical records
of the early 12th Century. However, these records themselves
refer to an earlier occupation of the site.
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The Castle that stands
today is recorded to have been built between 1370 and 1750
in various different stages by the numerous different occupants
of the stronghold. The varied types of statues and stone
carvings that are mounted around the castle walls and on
display in the gardens have a wide diversity of sources.
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is probably one of the most famous in the world, especially
since the major motion picture Braveheart, starring
Mel Gibson, was released. You can re-live the movie experience
with staged battle scenarios as well as other historical
reconstruction's laid on at the castle. These scenarios are
on all through the summer months of the year as part of Stirling's
Car and coach parking, toilets, exhibition, restaurant, shop,
reasonable wheelchair access, toilets for disabled visitors.