Stirling Doors Open Days Festival 2017

The Stirling Doors Open Days Festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across the city!

Stirling Doors Open Days Festival 2017

About Stirling Doors Open Days Festival 2017

This year we are celebrating 23 years of Doors Open Days in Stirling. As a part of European Heritage Days buildings in Stirling open their doors to highlight local skills and traditions, the history of an area, architecture, art and most of all to bring citizens together.

Highlights



Leighton Library

Explore the oldest purpose-built library still in existence in Scotland. Dating from 1864, the category A Listed building has a very well preserved interior and retains many interesting furnishings and features, as well as a large collection of books. Learn all about the history of this wonderful old building.

Mugdock Castle

Explore this ruinous Castle that dates from the 1300s - although nobody knows exactly how old it is! It has an impressive four-storey tower and curtain wall and beautiful surroundings for a walk afterwards.


Stirling & District Embroiderer’s Guild

New to Doors Open Days this year! This year we are welcoming the Embroiderer’s Guild into Blair Drummond House, where there will be a display of their recent work and live demonstrations.

Stirling Fire Station

Get behind the scenes of the fire station. The station will be operational so you may even get a safe opportunity to watch the fire personnel responding to an incident!

Stirling Observatory at the Highland Hotel

Climb the stairs of the 19th century copper-domed observatory tower and peer through the telescopes with the Stirling Astronomical Society members.

Stirling Sheriff Court

Learn about the justice system and take a tour of the cells but behave or you may just get locked in!


WALKS

Secrets of the Old Town

Explore Scotland’s best preserved Medieval City, steeped in blood and battles with Dr Murray Cook, Stirling Council’s Archaeologist.

In Wallace’s Footsteps!

Explore the Battle of Stirling Bridge on the Anniversary of Wallace’s most famous victory, with Dr Murray Cook.

Gowan Hill: Stirling’s Forgotten Jewel

Take a tour of the hill – from pre-historic war crimes to executions and Jacobites to the home guard.


TALKS

Stirling’s Oldest Cemetery in its Prehistoric Context

A free lecture from Dr Murray Cook exploring Stirling’s earliest peoples, their art and burials.

Architectural Ironwork in Scotland: Talk by Professor David Mitchell

Discover the fascinating history behind the iron founding giants of Scotland, and learn about how to maintain this beautiful and durable material.


For more information and details of the full programme see http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Stirling Doors Open Days Festival 2017 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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