Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the recently refurbished Royal Apartments at Stirling Castle in Central Scotland.

Stirling Castle has been transformed into one of Scotland’s top tourist attractions. Until the 1960s the castle was a British Army base but after the Army vacated the historic experts moved in and commenced a long programme to take the castle back to something approximating its former splendour-as a combined Royal residence and military fort.

Recently, a long-running project to restore the Palace building (effectively a shell) to its former mid-16th century (specifically 1545)  glory was completed. The result is a stunning display of colour and craftsmanship to replicate the living conditions on King James V and his French wife Mary of Guise. There are six rooms in all which are brought to life by the presence of actors in 16th century dress and language.

Royal Apartments, Stilring Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle

Royal Apartments, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

Royal Palace, Stirling Castle

Royal Palace, Stirling Castle, Scotland

 

Overall, the new Royal Apartments serve to enhance the visitor experience at Stirling Castle, albeit at cost to visitor of a higher entrance fee.

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