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.

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