Doors Open Days Stirling

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across Stirling! This year's event will be held September 14th to 16th!

Doors Open Days Stirling

About Doors Open Days Stirling

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September, you can explore hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland for free. Some open up once a year, some just once in a lifetime.

Doors Open Days is a national event run by the Scottish Civic Trust. Information about the national programme, including event listings, can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk. Doors Open Days, along with Scottish Archaeology Month take place throughout Scotland and are part of European Heritage Days – an initiative which promotes a sense of community and a “common heritage” throughout the continent.

2018 Programme Highlights:

Church of the Holy Rude
The iconic Holy Rude at Stirling’s Top of the Town is one of Scotland’s most important medieval churches. The Category A Listed Building dates back from 1407 and is where King James VI was crowned in 1567.

Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling
The Iris Murdoch Building is an international centre of excellence whose purpose is to improve lives for people living with dementia, promote creating dementia friendly communities and improving policy and practice. This was the first dementia friendly public building in the UK and still attracts visitors from around the world.

Walking Tours with Stirling City Heritage Trust – John Allan, ‘A man of Original Ideas’
This walking tour celebrates the work of local Victorian architect, John Allan. The walk will take us through Stirling city centre and King’s Park to visit a number of John Allan’s most important buildings and discuss the work and life of this most extraordinary man who contributed so significantly to the townscape of Stirling.

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

Days Out Events you might like...

A Battle Won
A Battle Won
23rd September 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297.
A Battle Won
A Battle Won
24th September 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297.
The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival
The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival
28th Sep 2018 - 30th Sep 2018
Callander
Enjoy a long weekend of great jazz and blues music when The Callander Jazz and Blues Festival returns on 28th September.
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Exhibitions Events you might like...

Brick Wonders
Brick Wonders
29th Sep 2018 - 23rd Jan 2019
Stirling Castle, Stirling
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Stirling Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!
In The Shadows
In The Shadows
3rd Oct 2018 - 4th Oct 2018
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
A selection of contemporary shadow puppetry created by Daniel Livingston is showcased in this exhibition at Macrobert Arts Centre.
Alloa Wedding Show
Alloa Wedding Show
21st October 2018
Alloa Town Hall, Alloa
Looking to tie the knot? Come along to the Alloa Wedding Show at the Town Hall on Sunday 21st October!
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Forest School, Mugdock – A Saw and a Branch
Forest School, Mugdock – A Saw and a Branch
23rd September 2018
Mugdock Country Park, Mugdock
Have fun and learn new countryside skills with the Mugdock Country Park Forest School Ranger on Sunday 23rd September!
Let them eat cake!
Let them eat cake!
23rd September 2018
Stirling
Come along to Let them eat cake!, a special pop-up session of life drawing, inspirational music, writing and more, at Good Vibrations on 23rd September.
A Battle Won
A Battle Won
23rd September 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297.
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History Events you might like...

A Battle Won
A Battle Won
23rd September 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297.
A Battle Won
A Battle Won
24th September 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297.
Stirling GhostWalk
Stirling GhostWalk
28th September 2018
Stirling Ghostwalk, Stirling
Join the Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul - the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin - on a creepy, comic guided tour!
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Learning Events you might like...

A Battle Won
A Battle Won
23rd September 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297.
A Battle Won
A Battle Won
24th September 2018
The National Wallace Monument, Stirling
Costumed actors bring to life the main events of William Wallace and Andrew de Moray’s victory in 1297.
Ceroc Stirling Dance Classes
Ceroc Stirling Dance Classes
24th September 2018
King Robert Hotel, Stirling
Get the Ceroc bug with this dynamic blend of Jive and Salsa dance classes every Monday evening at King Robert Hotel, Bannockburn!
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Talks and Lectures Events you might like...

Bloody Scotland: Adios, Auf Weidersehen, Arrivederci, Au revoir
Bloody Scotland: Adios, Auf Weidersehen, Arrivederci, Au revoir
23rd September 2018
The Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Stirling
As Britain prepares to wave a tearful goodbye to the rest of Europe in 2019, we say our own farewells to the continent’s crime writers and ask what happens next.
Bloody Scotland: Two lives lived in death: Professor Sue Black and Dr Richard Shepherd
Bloody Scotland: Two lives lived in death: Professor Sue Black and Dr Richard Shepherd
23rd September 2018
The Albert Halls, Stirling
Hear from Professor Sue Black and Dr Richard Shepherd who spend their working day in burial sites or scenes of violence and murder.
Bloody Scotland: Time’s Up for violence against women: Sophie Hannah, Alexandra Sokoloff and Jo Jakeman
Bloody Scotland: Time’s Up for violence against women: Sophie Hannah, Alexandra Sokoloff and Jo Jakeman
23rd September 2018
The Golden Lion Hotel Stirling, Stirling
The heart of the debate is whether crime novels have a responsibility to avoid violence against women and girls or should tackle the subject head-on, seeking a solution.
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Tour Events you might like...

Stirling GhostWalk
Stirling GhostWalk
28th September 2018
Stirling Ghostwalk, Stirling
Join the Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul - the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin - on a creepy, comic guided tour!
A half day walk and seabuckthorn forage at Kinneil Foreshore
A half day walk and seabuckthorn forage at Kinneil Foreshore
28th September 2018
Boness
Come and join TCV Scotland for a guided walk and forage around the island at Kinneil Foreshore. Home to lots of exciting wildlife, we shall be focusing on Seabuckthorn.
Stirling GhostWalk
Stirling GhostWalk
29th September 2018
Stirling Ghostwalk, Stirling
Join the Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul - the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin - on a creepy, comic guided tour!
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