A survey has rated Stirling Castle as the UK's favourite heritage attraction.
The report revealed the destination impressed in areas including value for money, customer service and quality of information.
The castle, which is run by Historic Scotland, reopened its palace apartments to the public last June following a £12m restoration of its interiors to how they may have looked when Mary, Queen of Scots, lived there.
The survey of Which? members rated the castle above other attractions in the UK such as The Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament and Hampton Court Palace.
Stephen Duncan, director of commercial and tourism at Historic Scotland, said: "Stirling Castle was home to the Stewart Kings and Queens, arguably the most famous dynasty in Scottish history. At this time Stirling Castle and its palace were the height of renaissance grandeur and knights, nobles and foreign ambassadors would flock to the royal court to revel in its opulence.
"Through the palace project we wanted to recreate this experience for visitors by creating something entirely different to anything currently available in the Scottish market.
"It’s fantastic to see the response by visitors who have visited the castle in their hundreds of thousands since the reopening of the palace and to be recognised as the UK’s favourite heritage attraction is a huge honour and testament to the hard work of all the team."