Stirling Castle Parking
Information about Parking in Stirling Castle
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Stirling Castle, situated in the vibrant city of Stirling in Central Scotland. Both architecturally and historically, it is one of the biggest and highly vital castles in the whole of Scotland. The striking castle lies upon Castle Hill, a plutonic rock crag which shapes a portion of the Stirling Sill geological formation.
A Number Of Scottish Kings and Queens were crowned at Stirling Castle, this included Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1542.
The sheer cliffs that encompass the castle, provided it with excellent protection. The majority of the primary buildings of the castle date as far back as the 15th and 16th century, a handful from the 14th and the outer fortifications around the 18th century. Since it was established, there have been around eight attempts to siege Stirling Castle, the last being an attempt by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1746.
Now, Stirling Castle is a UK Scheduled Ancient Monument and a very popular tourist attraction, open all year round. It was visited by over 605,000 people in 2018. The castle is run by Historic Environment Scotland. The castle esplanade has been used countless times for open-air concerts. Also, the likes of R.E.M, Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart have filmed concert DVDs there.
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Parking at Stirling Castle
At Stirling Castle, there is a large tarmac parking area, known as the esplanade. This space has plentiful standard parking spaces. There are five accessible blue badge spaces available situated outside the castle entrance. These spaces are given out on a first come, first served basis. Parking is free for blue badge holders for four hours.
- 4 hours - £4.00
- 4 hours - £2.00 (Historic Scotland Members)
Maximum stay of four hours.
Parking must be booked online in advance, the same time as entry tickets are booked.
Stirling Castle is open from 1st August to 30th September at 9.00am to 6.00pm and 1st October to 31st March from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
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Stirling Station (FK8 1PF) is on Goosecroft Road. The station has arrivals and departures across Scotland to the likes of Glasgow Queen Street, Edinburgh and Inverness. As well as into the capital of England, London Kings Cross.
Stirling Castle is a seven minute car ride, a 15 minute bus journey or a 15 minute walk, making it reachable from any mode of transport.
See ScotRail for further details on trains to and from Stirling.
Bow Street bus stop is an eight minute walk away and is serviced by bus P2.
The Smith Institute is a 10 minute walk away and is serviced by the X10.
Union Street stop is a 14 minute walk and is serviced by the X10A, 57, 59, S60 and 160.
First Group buses for South East and Central Scotland will provide you with full information on timetables, route planners and more.
Stirling Castle lies centrally and is a short distance from the M9 and M80, leading to Edinburgh and Glasgow respectively. They join onto arterial routes spanning throughout Scotland and into the North of England.
Google maps or any other mapping app will provide you with full and detailed directions.
Sat nav postcode: FK8 1EJ
Getting off a bus at either the coach station or other bus stops is an eight, 10 or 14 minute walk away.
It is a 15 minute walk from Stirling train station.
The nearest major airport to Stirling Castle is Edinburgh airport (EH12 9DN).
It takes 36 minutes by car, there is a shuttle bus service which runs every four hours directly to Edinburgh airport and takes around 58 minutes.
There are flights throughout Scotland, to Ireland, England and across Europe.
For information call: +44 (0)870 040 0007 or visit https://www.edinburghairport.com/
Disabled Parking at Stirling Castle
There are five accessible blue badge holders situated outside of the castle. Parking is free of charge for four hours to blue badge holders who park in these spaces. It must be noted that due to the limited number of spaces, they are offered on a first come first serve basis when buying an entry ticket.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Stirling Castle, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Stirling. The closest ones to Stirling Castle are:
- Wellgreen Place
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Overnight, Weekends & Bank Holidays
Parking is available at Stirling Castle during the weekends and bank holidays and the £4.00 charge for four hours is applicable at all times.
There is no overnight parking at Stirling Castle.
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Where is the address for Stirling Castle?
Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 1EJ
What is there to do at Stirling Castle?
Travel back in time and meet characters of the past, run free and let your imagination run wild in the Queen Anne Garden. Pop into the kitchen and learn about foods of once where. Or just explore the magnificence the castle has to offer.
Does Stirling Castle offer parking?
It does, there is parking for ample vehicles on the esplanade and five first come first serve accessible blue badge spaces. Parking is charged at £4.00 for a maximum of four hours. It is free for blue badge holders.
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