Stirlin Castle

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Stirlin Castle
Stirlin, Scotland
Aerial view of Stirling Castle
Aerial view of Stirling Castle
Aerial view o Stirling Castle
Stirlin Castle is locatit in Stirling
Stirlin Castle
Stirlin Castle
Location within Stirlin cooncil aurie
Coordinates grid reference NS789940
56°7′26″N 3°56′56″W / 56.12389°N 3.94889°W / 56.12389; -3.94889Coordinates: 56°7′26″N 3°56′56″W / 56.12389°N 3.94889°W / 56.12389; -3.94889
Site information
Owner Historic Scotland
Open tae
the public
Yes
Site history
Biggit Castle dates frae at least early 12t century, present biggins maistly biggit atween 1490 an 1600
Biggit bi Signeeficant wirks bi James IV, James V, an James VI
In use Still in uise the day
Battles/wars Sieges an occupations during the Wars o Scots Unthirldom (1296–1357); sieges in 1651, 1746
Garrison information
Current
commander
James Erskine, 14th Earl o Mar
Past
commanders
Hereditary office o the Earls o Mar

Stirlin Castle, locatit in Stirlin, is ane o the lairgest an maist important castles, baith historically an airchitecturally, in Scotland. The castle sits atap Castle Hill, an intrusive craig, which forms pairt o the Stirlin Sill geological formation.