Attraction in Stirling

Stirling Old Town Jail
St John Street

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Stirling Old Town Jail stands at the heart of the city's historic quarter. If the outside of the building was forbidding and grim - then it wasn't any better inside.

Victorian reformers practised what they preached - which wasn't exactly comforting for the poor inmates. 'Coarse food; a dress of shame; hard, incessant, irksome labour; a planned and regulated and unrelenting exclusion of happiness and comfort' was their prescription for the unfortunate souls detained within these walls.

Nowadays The Old Town Jail is an intriguing attraction for visitors - and the perfect starting point for exploring the oldest part of Stirling city.

Come and meet the prison warden, the Victorian reformer, Stirling's notorious hangman, and the convict determined to escape. Experience a live prison tour, look out from the Rooftop Viewpoint for an outstanding view, and choose a special souvenir in the Gift Shop of the time you spent behind bars.


Nearest UK Airport: Edinburgh
Months Open: Daily, all year
Discount for Groups: Yes
Admission Price: Adults: 4.50 - 5.75
Children: 3 - 3.80

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