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Stirling Castle “one of Europe’s most amazing experiences”

Press Release   •   Jul 15, 2013 00:00 BST

Along with Mull, the Historic Scotland property is one of only two Scottish locations to feature in Europe - 40 Amazing Experiences, an e-book specially created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Lonely Planet.

The invitation to “lay siege to Stirling Castle” features alongside activities such as marveling at the Colosseum in Rome, chilling out in a beach bar in Barcelona and enjoying a boat trip in Southern Crete.

The guide says:”Hold Stirling and you control Scotland. This maxim has ensured that a fortress of some kind has existed here since prehistoric times. Commanding superb views, you can’t help drawing parallels with Edinburgh castle, but many find Stirling’s fortress more atmospheric – the location, architecture and historic significance combine to make it a grand and memorable sight. This means it draws plenty of visitors, so it’s advisable to visit in the afternoon; many tourists come on day trips from Edinburgh or Glasgow, so you may have the castle to yourself by about 4pm.”

Liz Buchanan, Regional Director at VisitScotland, said:

“The team at Lonely Planet are renowned for offering valuable insights into some of the world’s most extraordinary places, and I am delighted to see Stirling Castle featured on their new list of 40 Amazing Experiences in Europe. A visit to Stirling Castle, as highlighted in this new guide - is an experience that is definitely not to be missed, particularly in the Year of Natural Scotland.”

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