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26 March 2015

Spring is my favourite time of year and what better way to celebrate it than by checking out a superb family friendly Historic Scotland site? Together with my foam sword clad warrior daughters (and the two wee pals they had brought along) we set out on the first day of spring for an assault on Stirling Castle, arguably the most dramatic castle in the land and a personal favourite of mine...

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Points Of Interest Map

With so much to see, look for points of interest in our interactive map of Stirling Castle.


The Great Kitchens

Rub shoulders with the busy kitchen staff preparing food and drink for a royal banquet. Located close to the Great Hall, the Great Kitchens are a large suite of basement rooms where food was prepared and cooked, ale was brewed, wine was stored and bread was baked.

The Great Kitchens

This bustling scene has been re-created for visitors, with a soundtrack to help create the atmosphere.

The Great Kitchens may now seem large, but at one time they extended right along the east face of the Outer Close. In the 1500s, royalty ate well and entertained lavishly