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Stirling Old Town Jail

Stirling Old Town Jail is a top-rated independent visitor attraction in the heart of the Old Town – located just a short walk from Stirling Castle.

Stirling Old Town Jail

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Stirling Old Town Jail St John St, Stirling FK8 1EA
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Stirling Old Town Jail is a top-rated independent visitor attraction in the heart of the Old Town – located just a short walk from Stirling Castle - and winner of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award.

Our live performance tours and Scene of the Crime Exhibition allow you to safely explore the dark history of local crime and punishment, as well as giving a remarkable insight into prison life and prison reform. You can also download our free app to learn more as you explore.

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.

Upcoming Events at Stirling Old Town Jail

Subliminal Summer Soundsytem Festival

3rd August 2024

Now in it's 3rd year, the Subliminal Summer Soundsytem Festival returns to Stirling Old Town Jail on Saturday 3rd August!

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Stirling Jailhouse Horrors

12th October 2024 - 31st October 2024

This autumn let our Prison Surgeon, Dr Forrest, thrill you with the Horrible History of Stirling’s terrible Tolbooth – the worst Jail in Britain!

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More History and Culture in Stirling

The National Wallace Monument

Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead FK9 5LF

The Wallace Monument stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.

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The Engine Shed

Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY

We’re Scotland’s building conservation centre, a place to explore your built heritage!

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The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre

Bannockburn Glasgow Road, Whins of Milton, Stirling FK7 0LJ

Stand shoulder to shoulder with Robert the Bruce on the site of his greatest victory.

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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle Castle Esplanade, Stirling FK8 1EJ

Stirling is one of Scotland’s greatest stone castles – an icon integral to how we understand the nation’s story.

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Bannockburn House

, Bannockburn FK7 8EY

Bannockburn House is Category A Listed and has survived largely unchanged since the 17th century, apart from a Victorian extension.

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Callendar House

Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR

Callendar House dates from the 14th century. It is set in the nationally-important historic designed landscape of Callendar Park, which also contains...

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Dunblane Cathedral

Dunblane Cathedral The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ

Dunblane Cathedral is the larger of the two Church of Scotland parish churches serving Dunblane, near the city of Stirling, in Central Scotland.

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Cowanes Hospital

49 St John Street, Stirling FK8 1ED

Cowane’s Hospital is a 17th Century Almshouse in the historic city of Stirling and is located in the area known as Top o’ the Town, just below Stirling Castle

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Duncarron Medieval Village

Clanranald Trust for Scotland Carron Valley, Nr Denny FK6 5JL

Reconstructed, fortified village based on 11th-century motte and bailey design, with visitor centre.

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Argylls Lodging

NA Castle Wynd, Stirling FK8 1EG

Argyll's Lodging is Scotland's most splendid and complete example of a 17th century townhouse, fit to receive, and impress, royal guests!

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Alloa Tower

Alloa Tower Alloa Park, Alloa FK10 1PP

Take a whistle-stop tour through 700 years of Scottish history at Scotland's largest and oldest keep, the ancestral home of the influential Erskine family, the Earls of Mar and Kellie.

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The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum The Castle, Stirling FK8 1EH

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum is located in Stirling Castle, in the city of Stirling, Scotland.

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Popular Events

Franz Ferdinand
Grammy nominated Franz Ferdinand are heading to The Albert Halls, Stirling on Friday, 27th September!
An Evening with Dougie Donnelly
Join Waterstones Stirling at Central Library on Tuesday 17th September when we will be joined by Dougie Donnelly to celebrate the release of My Life in Sport.
Beginners Sewing Summer School
Join us for a back-to-basics yet in-depth Beginners Sewing Summer School in our welcoming and well equipped Dunblane Studio.
Benefits
Benefits, a punk collective from Teesside, will play the Tolbooth Stirling on Thursday 10th October!
William Jack - Live in Stirling
Enjoy a wonderful performance from William Jack, a multi-style Cellist and song writer from South Australia, at Church of the Holy Rude on Sunday 11th August!

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