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

Enjoy Outlaw King in the company of Robert The Bruce
The National Trust for Scotland is holding an exclusive screening of the Netflix blockbuster, Outlaw King, at it's Bannockburn Visitor Centre in Stirling on Saturday 26 January.
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.
Burns An Aw That
Come along to The Cowane Centre for a Pop-up Contemporary Art, Music ​& Spoken Word event with a wee bite of 'A Very Peculiar Burns Supper' on Saturday 26th January.
Stirling Bridal Show
Come along to a fabulous day out when the Stirling Bridal Show comes to The Albert Halls on Sunday 24th March!
Valentine’s Dinner Dance
Love is in the air as Inglewood House and Spa host their 2019 Valentine's Dinner Dance, with fantastic live entertainment, on Friday 15th February!

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