tirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland both from an historical and architectural perspective.
Like Edinburgh Castle its sits on top of a volcanic crag which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position.
Its strategic location, guarding the crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification from the earliest times, however, most of the main buildings of the Castle date from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
The Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument managed by Historic Scotland for the people of Scotland.
The Castle esplanade, originally the parade ground, has been used as an open-air concert venue including REM, Bob Dylan, Wet Wet Wet, and Runrig.