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Jane Ferrier and The Stirling Heads

17 March 2021

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!

A view of the King's Knot and surrounding green parkland from Stirling Castle

Untying the Knots

Below Stirling Castle, you’ll find some intriguing grass-covered mounds called the King’s and Queen’s Knots. But what’s in a Knot? Join our expert guides to find out more.

An aerial view of Stirling Castle with the distinctive golden great hall

A History of the Chapel Royal

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.