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Old Town Jail

We accept group bookings throughout the year, for much larger groups we can accommodate multiple tours with an additional guide. The Old Town Jail is a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award winner, proudly claiming its spot as Stirling’s top independent historical experience.

The Old Town Jail is popular with tour groups and school groups as a highly entertaining and educational experience. We offer a discounted group rate with group leaders going free of charge.

The Jail is available for special group-bookings outwith the main tourist season. Just let us know your preferred dates, and we will do the rest.

School Groups
Community Groups
BSL Groups
Coach Groups
Private Groups
Paranormal Groups
Audio Tours
Recorded and written by our talented acting team, our new audio tours let you safely explore the Cells at your own pace
New Exhibition
Explore sights and stories from our criminal past in our NEW ‘Scene Of The Crime’ exhibition
Top Rated
Our independent visitor attraction was awarded TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice 2022
Keeping Your Safe
We regularly scrub each surface and have been experts in social distancing since 1847
Free Parking
Free on-site parking to all of our visitors – a rare find in the Old Town
Luggage Storage
We now offer storage (for a small fee) for those looking to leave their bags in a safe place

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Group Tours

Are you a tour guide looking to add to your itinerary of activates? Do you run a coach company? Do you run a group with vested interest in crime and punishment? Are you visiting Stirling Castle, by chance?

Why not pair your trip with a thrilling jaunt to Stirling Old Town Jail? For a personable experience with exclusive insight into crime and punishment in the Royal Burgh through our exciting Jail performance tours.

Allow us to fit to your schedule. With our performance audio tours you can explore the attraction at your own pace – visitors tend to spend between 45 minutes to 90 minutes. For foreign visitors, our audio-tours are currently available in Spanish, French and German.

Paranormal Groups 

Summoning all spook investigators! What better place to conduct a paranormal investigation than a Victorian prison?

Safe to say the building has lived many lives; from a reformed jail holding solitary misguided souls and criminals condemned to death, to a Military Detention Barracks and specialist venereal disease clinic. Interactions with the astral realm are certainly not at a loss: on a daily basis both sceptical and believing staff experience something.

By day the Jail is a welcoming, light and airy space. However, by the veil of night, it cannot be denied that the atmosphere shifts dramatically.

A member of our staff – knowledgeable of the Jail’s history and paranormal lore – will be available to answer queries, aid in investigation and offer advice on Health & Safety. We can also provide hot water, seating and toilet facilities throughout the night – to make your ghost-hunt as comfortable as possible. And, as always, free secure parking is provided!

We recommend groups of up to 30 who can be split into smaller teams to investigate spaces such as separate cells, tower room, and outdoor exercise yard, alternating throughout the experience.

For more information on availability, capacity and pricing contact us. Be sure to include details on your team’s capacity, needs, and any additional requirements.

School Groups

Calling all educators! Tempted to lock up your troop of terrors? Stirling Old Town Jail could be perfect for you.

Did you know that education was a key aspect inmate reform? Historically, inmates were taught how to read, write and skills for an appropriate trade, such as cobbling and net weaving.

Nowadays, it’s important to us to continue action in education for all levels and creeds. Our school tours cover a wide range of educational areas linked closely with the CfE, with the intension of supporting active learning and bringing our history to life.

Included in this is our exciting outreach program where a member of our education team can teach single or blocks of afternoon activities from the comfort of your own classroom.

Whether you teach at primary, secondary, ASN, or you’re a home educator, we can tailor our lessons to your class’ needs and levels. We offer consultation prior to visit, where we can discuss your curricular plans, requirements and pupils’ needs: contact us via call or email, where we can arrange a chat over the phone or in person.


Escape Room
Can you escape?

Perfect for small groups (2-8 people) and suitable for most ages. You will have one hour to solve the crime and secure your freedom.


Visit our agency or simply send us an email anytime you want. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
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Old Town Jail Ltd The Old Town Jail St John Street Stirling FK8 1EA Company Number: SC632811

Old Town Jail Ltd The Old Town Jail St John Street Stirling FK8 1EA Company Number: SC632811