Stirling Old Town Jail

Stirling Old Town Jail

About Stirling Old Town Jail

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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Popular Events

Vibration Festival 2019
Join us for Vibration Festival, Scotland's newest boutique family friendly music festival, in the stunning grounds of Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday 25th May.
The Gin Fayre: Dunblane
The Gin Fayre will return to the Victoria Hall, Dunblane on 9th February showcasing the very best gins from across Scotland and beyond!
Murder Mystery Dinner
A glitzy evening reception at Inglewood House is interrupted by a dastardly murder. Someone in the house is responsible and we need your help!
Stirling GhostWalk
Join the Old Town's most grumblesome Ghoul - the Happy Hangman, Jock Rankin - on a creepy, comic guided tour!
Hans Rey: Riding Life
Hans Rey, Former World Champion and mountain bike adventurer, will take audiences on an inspiring journey through his 30 year career and show you some of the best trails and destinations worldwide.

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