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

Christmas Shopping Fayre
Stirling Castle invites you to join in the spirit of Christmas at their annual fayre in the Great Hall, December 4th.
Legion by Rough Castle Experiences
Join Rough Castle Experiences for a magical sound and light family adventure taking you back in time at their first event “Legion”, a family event like no other!
The Crafters Roadshow - Christmas Market at the Thistles
Join The Makers at The Thistles Stirling first ever Christmas Market on from 1st November to 30th December and shop from the best in Scottish Crafts!
Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks: Stirling Castle
Stirling’s spectacular Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks returns with a simultaneous display from the grounds of Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument.
Santa’s Procession and Christmas Lights Switch On
Come along to Santa’s Procession and the Christmas Lights Switch On in Stirling City Centre on 18th November!

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