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Stirling Castle

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Radwege und Fahrrad-Touren in der Nähe

Name/BezeichnungTypkm zur Strecke

Kirkcaldy - Northumberland

Route

0,8 km

busy

 

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Art der Sehenswürdigkeit

Burg/Schloss

 

Name u. Anschrift

Stirling Castle

Valley Lane

GB-FK8 1EG Stirling

GEO-Koordinaten

56.123165 -3.946945

Kommunikation

Tel.

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Aerial view of Stirling Castle
Aerial view of Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Forework Gatehouse of Stirling Castle
Forework Gatehouse of Stirling Castle
Nether Bailey, looking northward, in Stirling Castle
Nether Bailey, looking northward, in Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification in the region from the earliest times.

Most of the principal buildings of the castle date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A few structures of the fourteenth century remain, while the outer defences fronting the town date from the early eighteenth century.

Before the union with England, Stirling Castle was also one of the most used of the many Scottish royal residences, very much a palace as well as a fortress. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1542, and others were born or died there.

There have been at least eight sieges of Stirling Castle, including several during the Wars of Scottish Independence, with the last being in 1746, when Bonnie Prince Charlie unsuccessfully tried to take the castle. Stirling Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is now a tourist attraction managed by Historic Environment Scotland.

Modern use

The castle esplanade, or parade ground, has been used as an open-air concert venue for several noted acts, some of whom have used Stirling Castle and the surrounding scenery to film "in concert" DVDs. The esplanade also hosts the city's Hogmanay celebrations. The Regimental Museum and Home Headquarters of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders are located in the King's Old Building. The museum closed for refurbishment on 31 August 2018 and is scheduled to reopen in June 2019.

Stirling Castle is a popular place for tourists, and according to figures released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, nearly 460,000 people visited in 2015.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Stirling Castle', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 December 2018, 08:17 UTC, <https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stirling_Castle&oldid=874442868> [accessed 19 January 2019]

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Öffnungszeiten:

Summer

Closing Time

Last entry

1 Apr - 30 Sept

6pm

5.15pm

Winter

Closing Time

Last entry

1 Oct - 31 Mar

5pm

4.15pm

Radwege und Fahrrad-Touren in der Nähe

Name/BezeichnungTypkm zur Strecke

Kirkcaldy - Northumberland

Route

0,8 km

Erstellt am 20.01.2019,

zuletzt geändert von »biroto-Redaktion« am 20.01.2019