stirling castle transfers from Edinburgh

Visit Stirling Castle – top tourist attraction

Stirling Castle is one of the top tourist attractions in central Scotland . The castle features the Royal Palace , the Great Hall and the castle.

Update – November

Stirling Castle has been named Scotland’s best visitor attraction at the inaugural 2016 Scottish and Outdoor Leisure Awards. The castle, which attracts about 460,000 visitors per year, beat competitors including Edinburgh Zoo and Dynamic Earth.

The castle’s executive manager Liz Grant said winning the award was a “wonderful achievement”.

She said: “Scotland’s heritage attractions, such as Stirling Castle, form an important part of the country’s wider tourism and leisure offering and it’s great to see this recognised.

“This accolade is made doubly special as it is initially voted for by members of the public and our visitors.”
If you go into the Great Hall you can take a seat at the top table and picture yourself as the King or Queen of Scotland .

‘ So let us pass … to the ports of Sterling ; where stands a beautiful and embellished Castle, elevated on the precipice of an impregnable rock , that commands the vallies ( as well as the town ) and all those habitable parts about it … ‘- Richard Franck , Northern Memoirs , 1656

 Stirling Castle is built on the volcanic rock high above the town. From the castle you can see Stirling Bridge and the Wallace Monument.

How much would a taxi cost from Edinburgh Airport to Stirling Castle ?

Sample fares –

Pick up point : Edinburgh Airport

Destination :  Stirling Castle

Journey time : 45 minutes

Fare : £50

Pick up point : Edinburgh Airport

Destination : The Kelpies

Journey time :  35 minutes

Fare : £38

airport taxis Stirling , stirling castle

It has been said that whoever controlled Stirling castle controlled Scotland because of its strategic position.A Roman Fort, built on castle rock, was replaced by a new castle at the command of King Alexander I.At the end of the 13th century the castle was rebuilt in stone , because of its strategic importance and the protection it offered.

In 1297 the Scottish forces of William Wallace gathered at Stirling Bridge , in front of the castle ,and overcame the English in the most notorious defeat ever suffered by an English army. In 1313 Edward Bruce (brother of the would-be Scottish King) blockaded the fortress and forced King Edward II to meet King Robert The Bruce’s forces at Bannockburn. The heavily outnumbered Scottish forces inflicted a stunning defeat upon the English and the castle was surrendered to King Robert.

In 1452 Stirling was the site of the murder of William, 8th Earl of Douglas by King James II. A stained glass window bearing the Douglas Arms now overlooks “Douglas Garden.”

On the 9th of September 1543, the infant Mary , Queen of Scots , born in nearby Linlithgow Palace ,was crowned in the chapel royal at Stirling.

There are supposed to be over 1000 ghosts in Stirling Castle , the most famous of all being the Green Lady.

Book airport taxis Stirling on 07576-127097 .

View our 360 photo of Stirling Castle .


Stirling Castle gifts including greeting cards, t-shirts, mugs , posters and phone cases , can be bought online at Redbubble .

Falkirk tours

Our Falkirk tours feature a visit to the Kelpies, the Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.Phone 07305-294773 for bookings .

Visit the Falkirk Wheel  

The Falkirk Kelpies have had over one million visitors.

The Falkirk Wheel is an amazing piece of engineering. Tours to the Falkirk Wheel can be booked online .

Watch this Falkirk Wheel video

 

What is the story behind the Kelpies ?

Bookings on 07576-127097 ( 24 hours ) or freephone 0800-6190575

Visit the Kelpies with Airport taxis Falkirk

Edinburgh tours

five castles tour Scotland

Falkirk tours , visit the Falkirk Wheel.

Scottish Highlands tour visit the amazing scenery of Scotland

tours of Scotland

Outlander tours of film locations in Scotland

Kelpies tours, visit the amazing 30 metre high Kelpies in Falkirk

Falkirk tours and transfers, visit the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel, two unique attractions connected by the Union Canal

Airport taxi transfers Falkirk offer a professional airport transfer service from Falkirk to Edinburgh Airport

Private tours Edinburgh offer a wide range of tours of Scotland’s castles , film locations and landscapes , visit Outlander , Monty Python and Outlander film locations

Lallybroch castle is the ancestral home of Outlander star Jamie Fraser , real life Midhope Castle is just 25 minutes from Edinburgh

Doune Castle tours , Doune featured in Monty Python , the Outlaw King , Game of Thrones and Outlander

Glentana –  24 hour airport transfers from Edinburgh to Glasgow Airport

Outlander tours , tour the real film locations used in Outlander, including Lallybroch and Castle Leoch

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.