Stirling Old Town Jail
About Stirling Old Town Jail
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.
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More History and Culture in Stirling
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Light up the Forest returns to the Lodge Forest Aberfoyle on Saturday 12th October. Come along and see the woods in a whole new light as you walk through the forest at night!
Hallowild is back at Blair Drummond Safari Park this October with a brand new haunted walk-through, complete with creepy mummies and spooktacular 3D special effects!
Russian National Ballet returns to Stirling to enchant you with the delightful production of The Nutcracker, a charming and kindly fairy tale it is one of the jewels of Tchaikovsky’s repertoire.
Come along to a fabulous day out when the Stirling Bridal Show returns to The Albert Halls on Sunday 3rd November!
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