Updated: Sep 8
Some say that Stirling Castle is the most important castle in Scotland. It has an excellent strategic location, guarding the downstream of River Forth and determining the traffic between the north and the south and vice versa. Those significant buildings, dating to the 14th to 16th century, witnessed some brutal wars between England and Scotland.
At first, we joined a guided tour, but at some point, we retired and continued to explore alone. I believe it depends on the specific guide. Anyway, we had almost two hours to explore the castle, and it was the exact time we need. Furthermore, it wasn't crowded in the court, so we can wander around as much as we wanted.
The Royal Residence
View from The Stirling Castle