Historic Scotland’s Stirling Castle Palace Project is one of the biggest historical projects in Britain. The newly refurbished interiors re-opened to the public early in June 2011 after extensive archaeological, historical and cultural research. Visitors can now see the renaissance interiors of the palace as they might have appeared in the mid sixteenth century.
Scotland’s finest surviving wood carvings, the Stirling Heads, have been recreated and form a key element. The walls of the palace are now hung with newly-woven tapestries, based on the stunning early renaissance series, The Royal Hunt of the Unicorn.
In 2009, following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid and grants from Historic Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, major restoration work on the town’s nineteenth century gardenesque cemetery has been completed.