Old Town Cemetery – Talk and Tour

History Live: Explore the old town cemetery in the capable hands of local historian Murray Cook in this tour.

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Old Town Cemetery – Talk and Tour
About Old Town Cemetery – Talk and Tour

Learn about Bonnie Prince Charlie’s siege of 1746, Scotland’s first firework display, grave-robbing, Scotland’s first female archaeologist and the hunt for musket ball impacts from the 1651 siege of Stirling Castle.

Dr Murray Cook provides archaeological advice to three Scottish Councils, is an Honorary Research Fellow at Stirling University and is passionate about connecting people with their past and in particular about promoting Stirling which has the most amazing past: Celts and Romans, Wallace and Bruce, Cromwell and Jacobites, and Gallipoli - every aspect of Scottish history for the last 2000 years is reflected in Stirling's story!

This family-friendly walk begins at Cowane's Hospital to the Old Town Cemetery.

Booking essential.

Family-friendly tour.

There is limited on-street parking not far from Cowane’s Hospital in Spittal Street, St John’s Street, Broad Street, St Mary’s Wynd, and a little further away in Baker Street and along Upper Castle Hill along the north side of Stirling Castle. Disabled parking spaces are available in the driveway up to the church of the Holy Rude, and outside Cowane’s Hospital.

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