A day in the life of Mary of Guise

20 November 2020

What was a typical day like for Queen Mary of Guise? Read on to follow in the footsteps of the 16th century regent and mother of Mary, Queen of Scots.
A stained glass window with 8 heraldic crests

The Great Hall and the Battle of Flodden

We explore the connection between Stirling Castle’s Great Hall and the noblemen lost to one of the most disastrous battles in Scottish history.

The timber roof of Stirling Castle Great Hall

Welcome back to Stirling Castle

We are excited to be opening our gates again from Saturday 1 August. Here’s what you need to know!

Children in historic fancy dress running out of the gates of Stirling Castle

A (virtual) family field trip

Join Amy from our Learning Team as she plans a virtual trip for the whole family. Get some top tips – from the comfort of your sofa.

Tour the castle with us!

Take a virtual tour of Stirling Castle from home with eight incredible 360 degree views.

View of the Foreworks and Royal Palace with the Prince’s Tower on the left

The Prince’s Tower: Homeschooling at Stirling Castle

Step into the Prince’s Tower of the Royal Palace and find out what homeschooling was like for a young King James VI.

A drawing of the outer defences, Stirling Castle. Illustration by Bill Fulton.

Stirling Castle and the 1820 ‘Radical Rising’

200 years ago, Stirling Castle played an important part in the events of the Radical Rising. It was a prison and place of execution. Find out more in our blog.

A view of Stirling and the River Forth from the top of the Wallace Monument

Scotland’s Treasure Lost at Sea

As Scotland gets ready to celebrate the Year of Coasts and Waters, we explore the Castle’s connection to the dramatic and devastating story of the Elizabeth of Burntisland

The palace at Stirling Castle bathed in red light

The Stewarts and the Supernatural

This Halloween we take you on a special tour around the castle, following its most famous residents and their beliefs and superstitions.

A Barrack’s Tragedy

Tricia Golledge from our guiding team at Stirling Castle came across a fascinating story from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders when they were stationed at the castle in the early 1900s. We caught up with her to hear more about the tragic fate that befell a soldier at the Great Hall.

The gold Great Hall at Stirling Castle behind a grey stone wall

First impressions: 3 lesser known facts about Stirling Castle

Tour guide Clare Speedie takes us on a tour of the castle, points out some of its secrets and obscurities and previous inhabitants, and answers your most common questions about Stirling Castle.