• We are in isolation

    All inmates have been quarantined until things return to normal. We plan to open again as soon as possible.

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  • Jail Break – Escape Room

    Locked in the Governor’s Office, you’ll be up against the clock as you work to prove your innocence against the corruption of the Jail’s authorities.

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Stirling Old Town Jail

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.

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2020 Opening times

10 April - 31 October 7 days a week

Tour Times

Open 10.15 to 17.15 daily with live performance tours every 30 minutes during weekends and school holidays - self guided audio tours midweek during spring and autumn.