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A History of the Chapel Royal

18 December 2020

Looking for a historic venue for your next event? Read on to find out more about the Chapel Royal
A pipe band performing in a castle courtyard at night

Traditional Music for Your Next Event

Every great event needs great music and we have caught up it The Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band to hear more about the events they play.

Portrait of a costumed performer portraying Mary de Guise, Stirling Castle.

A day in the life of Mary of Guise

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.