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1 December 2010
Festive Fun with the Story of Christmas
Stirling Castle's Christmas family event promises to be one of the most original highlights of the festive season.
22 November 2010
Scotland's finest historic attractions open free for four days to mark St Andrew's Day
With St Andrew’s Day just a few days away, why not plan to celebrate Scotland’s national day with a visit to one of our country’s great historic sites? Historic Scotland is offering the perfect incentive – free entry to 48 outstanding heritage attractions throughout the country for four days : Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th , Monday 29th and St Andrew’s Day itself, Tuesday 30th November.
19 November 2010
Shop in style at our fabulous festive fayre
Christmas treats galore in the Great Hall. If the thought of trailing round the streets scouring the shops for your Christmas presents fills you with dread, come to Stirling Castle for the alternative, enjoyable way to solve your present(s) crisis! The castle’s magnificent Great Hall, beautifully decked out with its splendid Christmas tree and roaring log fire, is the setting on the evening of Wednesday 1st December for our special Christmas Shopping Fayre. And with a host of wonderful goodies to buy, plus some seasonal entertainment on offer, it’s the perfect place to find all your festive gifts and start celebrating Christmas in style.
19 November 2010
Dressing up and fooling around
An obsession with fashion is no modern phenomena. In the 16th century, it was as important for as many people as it is today. Then, as now, being seen in the latest styles was a preoccupation for people of both sexes and all ages. And an appearance at court meant dressing to impress was an absolute must. Meet one of the ladies of the court of James V at Stirling Castle this weekend to hear her views on the fashions of the age as she is fitted for a new outfit. And find out about the lengthy preparations involved in getting her ready to meet the Queen
17 November 2010
Left, Right, Left, Right. Swing those arms!
Photographic exhibition honours the role of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in the History of Stirling Castle. From 1881 to 1964 Stirling Castle was at the heart of life for new recruits to The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Thousands of young men left their civilian identities at the drawbridge and entered the castle to undergo the basic training that would prepare them for life in one of Scotland’s most celebrated military units.