Stirling Castle Photos

Stirling Castle sits on a hill overlooking the town of Stirling and the most strategic land bridge between the north & south of Scotland. Within the Castle sits the Great Hall (1503), a Palace (1539-42) built by James V, the Chapel Royal (1594) built by James VI, & the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum. A highlight of Stirling Palace is the carved Stirling Heads which graced a ceiling in a Great Hall. The Castle is open as a museum under Historic Scotland (HES).

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Stirling Castle seen from Wallace Monument across valley. Stirling, Scotland.Stirling Castle seen from Old Town Cemetery. Stirling, Scotland.Stirling Castle seen from Old Town Cemetery. Stirling, Scotland.Stirling Old Town Cemetery with Castle beyond. Stirling, Scotland.
Stirling Castle seen from Wallace Monument across valley. Stirling, Scotland.Stirling Castle seen from Old Town Cemetery. Stirling, Scotland.Stirling Castle seen from Old Town Cemetery. Stirling, Scotland.Stirling Old Town Cemetery with Castle beyond. Stirling, Scotland.
Stirling Castle seen from west. Stirling, Scotland.Western facade of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Highland cow near Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Entrance gate to Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Stirling Castle seen from west. Stirling, Scotland.Western facade of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Highland cow near Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Entrance gate to Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Stirling Castle battery overlooking town. Stirling, Scotland.Stirling Castle canons. Stirling, Scotland.Rubble stone buildings on battlement of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.View of Grand Battery & eastern walls of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Stirling Castle battery overlooking town. Stirling, Scotland.Stirling Castle canons. Stirling, Scotland.Rubble stone buildings (18th C) on battlement of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.View of Grand Battery & eastern walls of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Queen Anne Garden with round entrance towers at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen Anne Garden inside foreworks at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen Anne Garden inside foreworks at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Plantings in Queen Anne Garden at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Queen Anne Garden with round entrance towers at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen Anne Garden inside foreworks at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen Anne Garden inside foreworks at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Plantings in Queen Anne Garden at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Cemetery & town seen from Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.View east from Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Main gate before Palace & Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Palace, Great Hall & tower of main gate over garden at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Cemetery & town seen from Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.View east from Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Main gate before Palace & Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Palace, Great Hall & tower of main gate over garden at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Palace at Stirling Castle built by James V. Stirling, Scotland.Grotesque sculptures on Prince's Walk of Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Grotesque figures on Prince's Walk of Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Grotesque figures on Prince's Walk of Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Palace (1539-42) at Stirling Castle built by James V. Stirling, Scotland. Architect: James Nicholson & James Hamilton of Finnart with designer Thomas French.Grotesque sculptures on Prince's Walk of Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Grotesque figures on Prince's Walk of Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Grotesque figures on Prince's Walk of Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Gargoyles on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Carvings on Palace seen through window at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Gargoyles on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Grotesque carved figures on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Gargoyles on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Carvings on Palace seen through window at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Gargoyles on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Grotesque carved figures on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Carving on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Carving on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Carving on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Arched bridge at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Carving on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Carving on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Carving on Palace at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Arched bridge at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
King's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Royal crest over fireplace in King's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.King's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Great Hall carved & painted ceiling panels recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
King's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Royal crest over fireplace in King's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.King's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Great Hall carved & painted ceiling panels recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Great Hall carved & painted ceiling panels recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.James IV replica painted ceiling carving in Stirling Castle Great Hall. Stirling, Scotland.Margaret Tudor replica painted ceiling carving in Stirling Castle Great Hall. Stirling, Scotland.King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Great Hall carved & painted ceiling panels recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.James IV (King of Scots 1488-1513) replica painted ceiling carving in Stirling Castle Great Hall. Stirling, Scotland.Margaret Tudor replica painted ceiling carving in Stirling Castle Great Hall. Stirling, Scotland.King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Unicorn painting over fireplace in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted ceiling in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted ceiling in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted ceiling crest in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Unicorn painting over fireplace in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted ceiling in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted ceiling in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted ceiling crest in King's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Tapestries in Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted cabinet in Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Tapestries in Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted cabinet in Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Painted Altarpiece in Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted cabinet in Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Unicorn tapestry in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Painted Altarpiece in Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Painted cabinet in Queen's Bedchamber recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Unicorn tapestry in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Fireplace in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Throne & unicorn tapestries in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Unicorn tapestries in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Detail of Unicorn tapestry in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Fireplace in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Throne & unicorn tapestries in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Unicorn tapestries in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Detail of Unicorn tapestry in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Painted ceiling panel in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Wall painting in Queen's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Painted ceiling panel in Queen's Inner Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Queen's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Wall painting in Queen's Outer Hall recreated in Palace of Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Reconstructed hammerbeam wooden roof in Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Great Hall interior at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Great Hall (1503) at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Reconstructed hammerbeam wooden roof in Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Great Hall interior at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Royal thrones in Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Stained windows in Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Stained window in Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Chapel Royal built by James VI at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Royal thrones in Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Stained windows in Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Stained window in Great Hall at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Chapel Royal (1594) built by James VI at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Vaulted ceiling & frieze paintings in Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Altar in Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Altar cloth designed by Malcolm Lochhead in Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Detail of Altar cloth designed by Malcolm Lochhead in Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Vaulted ceiling & frieze paintings in Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Altar in Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Altar cloth (1996) designed by Malcolm Lochhead in Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Detail of Altar cloth (1996) designed by Malcolm Lochhead in Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
King Robert the Bruce statue by A. Currie at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.King Robert the Bruce statue by A. Currie at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Scottish soldier Princess Louise's XC1 battalion South African War memorial statue by Herbert Paton at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Chart of placement of Stirling Heads painted palace ceiling carvings which gave family tree credentials of James V to confirm his right to rule at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
King Robert the Bruce statue (1877) by A. Currie at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.King Robert the Bruce statue (1877) by A. Currie at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Scottish soldier Princess Louise's XC1 battalion South African War memorial statue (1907) by Herbert Paton at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Chart of placement of Stirling Heads (1539) painted palace ceiling carvings which gave family tree credentials of James V to confirm his right to rule at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Stirling Heads replica timber ceiling carvings as commissioned by James V to demonstrate his right to rule in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Modern carved wood sculpture by John Donaldson who recreated Stirling Heads shows relationship between James V & Mary of Guise in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.James I replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.James IV replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
Stirling Heads (1539) replica timber ceiling carvings as commissioned by James V to demonstrate his right to rule in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Modern carved wood sculpture by John Donaldson who recreated Stirling Heads shows relationship between James V & Mary of Guise in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.James I (King of Scots 1406-37) replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.James IV (King of Scots 1488-1513) replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
Charles V replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.John Stewart, Duke of Albany? replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Madeleine replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Female Worthy with early Scottish musical notation in 2nd ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
Charles V (King of Spain 1519-56) replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.John Stewart, Duke of Albany? (Regent of Scotland 1514-24) replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Madeleine (First wife of James V & daughter of Francis I of France) replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Female Worthy with early Scottish musical notation in 2nd ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
One of the nine worthies with helmet ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.One of the nine worthies with fantastical headdress ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Female courtier wearing Spanish-influence dress ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Female courtier wearing French dress ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
One of the nine worthies with helmet ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.One of the nine worthies with fantastical headdress ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Female courtier wearing Spanish-influence dress ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Female courtier wearing French dress ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
Fashionable courtier wearing slashed doublet ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Older military man ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Court jester ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Putti ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
Fashionable courtier wearing slashed doublet ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Older military man ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Court jester ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Putti ring replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
Roman emperor wearing armor replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Roman emperor, possibly Marcus Aurelius, replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Julius Caesar, Roman emperor replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Hercules & serpents replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
Roman emperor wearing armor replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Roman emperor, possibly Marcus Aurelius, replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Julius Caesar, Roman emperor replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Hercules & serpents replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.
Hercules slaying Nemean lion replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Hercules with his club replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Hercules slaying Nemean lion replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Hercules with his club replica carving in Stirling Castle Palace gallery. Stirling, Scotland.Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.
Entrance to Stirling Heads gallery at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.


Entrance to Stirling Heads gallery at Stirling Castle. Stirling, Scotland.



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