Opening Hours & Tour Times

Although the attraction is now closed for 2020 you can still book our amazing Escape Room each weekend between 12-20 December if you would still like to visit the Old Town Jail. This is limited to up to five inmates from the same household.

The brand new audio tour provides an intriguing (and safe) insight into the history of crime and punishment in Stirling. Pick up your handset and hear the story of crime and punishment in Stirling as you explore the cells, new ‘Scene of the Crime’ exhibition and stunning observation tower.

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.

Explore the new ‘Scene of the Crime’ exhibition and then there’s the view! From the 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.

Admission times

10:15 10:45 11:15 11:45 12:15 12:45 13:45 14:15 14:45 15:15 15:45 16:15 16.45 17.15

Most visitors spend between 45 minutes to 1 hour at the attraction, however, you are welcome to take your time and explore. Make sure to bring a mask!

Ticket prices

Adults: £8.00 Children/Concessions: £6 Kids under the age of 5 are free. Group discounts are available (see group ticketing page). Tickets can be brought at the Old Town Jail, the Visitor Information Centre or online here.

You can book a maximum of 6 people from 2 households​. Children under 12 are exempt but must still not be from more than 2 different households. Physical distance to be maintained is ‘at least two metres between separate households. Face coverings to be worn at all times in the attraction. ​

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I visited Stirling old town jail with some friends and we all absolutely loved it. The staff were really friendly, informative and took significant steps to ensure that COVID measures were in place to ensure we felt safe. The audio tour was fascinating and staff were also on hand to answer our questions.