Stirling Old Town Jail

Stirling Old Town Jail

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Stirling Old Town Jail St John St, Stirling FK8 1EA
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Discover tales of the horrible history of crime and punishment in the Royal Burgh of Stirling. You’ll hear of infamous executioner Jock “The Happy Hangman” Rankin, along with murderers, martyrs and more. The popular and much praised Performance Tours make your time in jail even more vivid.

And then there’s the view! From our Observation Tower visitors can enjoy some of the best views of the historic Old Town and surrounding countryside – taking in the Tolbooth, Holy Rude Church, National Wallace Monument, Trossachs National Park and, of course, Stirling Castle…making the Old Town Jail a great place to start exploring the sights and stories of Scotland’s ancient Royal Burgh.

Open on selected dates for tours during the year, Closed over Winter.

Upcoming Events at Stirling Old Town Jail

Scottish Ghost Nights: Stirling Old Town Jail

Scottish Ghost Nights: Stirling Old Town Jail

6th April 2019
Join the Scottish Ghost Nights team as they explore the spooky goings on at Stirling Old Town Jail after dark. It could make for an interesting night!

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