Tag: stirling castle

  • Mary Queen of Scots tours

    Mary Queen of Scots tours Our tour features a visit to the key places in the life of Mary Queen of Scots tours. This private tour takes up to 4 people to Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Loch Leven and Falkland in Fife . Linlithgow Palace Linlithgow Palace is where Mary was born in 1542. Next to the…

  • Spooky castles – the most haunted Halloween castles in the UK

    The UK has hundreds of ruined castles. But some castles are more spooky than others. Here’s a list of the spookiest , most haunted castles in the UK , ideal for a visit at Halloween . Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh Castle commands the whole of the city centre , sitting on a volcanic rock . The…

  • Scottish posters – clearance sale

    Castle pictures is holding a clearance sale of a range of 4 posters – Braveheart, Melrose Abbey , Stirling Castle and the House of Parliament London. Each poster is A3 size full colour glossy poster , 16.6 by 11.7 inches and are now avaiable for just £0.95 ( plus delivery ) . The Braveheart poster…

  • Edinburgh Castle stays top of visitor attractions

    Edinburgh Castle remains the most popular visitor attraction in Scotland according to figures released by Historic Scotland .Edinburgh Castle had more than 580,000 visits in the four months to the end of August, a 7% annual rise. Stirling Castle was the second most popular of Historic Scotland’s sites – with over 228,000 people over the…

  • Stirling Castle virtual tour

    Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. Stirling Castle virtual tour . From the castle’s ramparts, visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond , as well as two of Scotland’s most important battle sites – Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn

  • Stirling Castle gets brand new image

    Stirling Castle is one of the best castles in Scotland with a rich and fascinating history .Stirling Castle is now getting a makeover with a striking new brand identity to raise its profile as one of Scotland’s premier visitor attractions and further develop its tourism business. The creation of the Stirling Castle brand is part…

  • Visitor figures fall for top tourist attractions

    Visitor figures for the UK’s top tourist attractions have been published today . Edinburgh Castle had over one million visitors in 2008 , although the total for the year represents a drop of 8% . The Falkirk Wheel weighed in with 500,829 visitors , 2.5% less than 2007 . Kelvingrove Art Gallery is Scotland’s top…

  • Top ten Scottish castles ecards

    Scotland has hundreds of castles old and new , ruined and modernised . I have compiled a list of my top ten castles . I have been taking pictures of castles for over 10 years and each one offers a unique challenge

  • Burns Night at Edinburgh Castle, Stirling and Urquhart Castle

    Burns night is the 25th of January and Historic Scotland have announced details of a unique opportunity to celebrate Burns’ work at Edinburgh Castle. At Edinburgh Castle the Queen Anne and Redcoat cafes will be offering delightful locally-sourced haggis, neeps and tatties. Visitors will also be treated to free haggis tasters.

  • Stirling Castle unveils new tapestry

    A magnificent tapestry telling a mystical medieval tale is to be unveiled at Stirling Castle. Entitled The Unicorn is Found, it is the largest of a series of seven tapestries being hand woven for the castle and measures 11 foot high by 12 foot wide. The tapestries project, worth £2 million and due for completion…