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Margaret Tudor: My Lady, The King’s ‘Defiant’ Mother

13 April 2022

Read the story of how Margaret Tudor fought to protect the interests of her children during turbulent times in Scottish history.
Photo of the Queen's chamber

Restoring Magnificence: The restoration of the palace at Stirling Castle

Lots of research, meticulous attention to detail and a lot of love! Castle guide, Russell looks back on the wonderful restoration of James V’s Palace at Stirling Castle.

At atmospheric wedding photo of a couple sharing kiss underneath a stone archway at Stirling Castle

Behind the scenes with the Events Manager at Stirling Castle

We speak to Event Manager Sarah Percy about her career highlights and experience delivering event excellence at Stirling Castle.

a group of 7 men in military dress form the 1860s

The Argylls Museum in Five Objects

Take a tour of the newly reopened Argylls Museum and uncover the story of one of Scotland’s great Highland Regiments.

Candles, glasses and flowers on a long dining table

Outland(er)ish banquets at Stirling Castle

On World Outlander Day, we let you know how to celebrate in time-travelling-television style with an event like no other at Stirling Castle

old football

Stirling Castle and the Beautiful Game

While we get excited for the Euros 2020 to kick off with Scotland at the starting line, castle guide Paul takes a look at the history of the beautiful game and Stirling Castle’s football connections.

A silver vase filled with pink and blue flowers on a lavishly decorated banqueting table

A Peony for Your Thoughts

Meet one of our event suppliers, Planet Flowers, and go behind the scenes in adding floral flair to events at Stirling Castle.

aerial view of stirling castle

Stirling Castle steward shares top visitor tips

Haste ye back! Stirling Castle is opening its gates to visitors once again. In this blog, castle steward Caitlin shares her top visitor tips.

Close up of a portrait of a young lady

Jane Ferrier and The Stirling Heads

Discover the inspirational story of Jane Ferrier, who’s tenacious work in the 1800s ensured the survival of the amazing Stirling Heads.

Two costumed performers reenacting the muder of the Earl of Douglas at Stirling Castle

The Douglas Murder

Until we can welcome you back to the castle, our guides are telling their favourite tales from the castle’s history. This week, our guide Tricia follows the story of a fatal invitation to the castle.

A lavishly decorated table ready for a dinner

Create an event fit for a king or queen!

Are you ready for some historic glamour? Get party planning in the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland!