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Open again over Easter weekend. Live performance tours run every 30 minutes during the holidays with a chance for new inmates to also explore the cells and take in Stirling's best views from the roof top observation tower.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
St. John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA, Scotland
+44 1786 464640
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All reviews observation tower tour guide fun experience fantastic tour excellent attraction various parts viewing platform degree view great fun would highly recommend a visit surrounding area excellent visit come alive his knowledge whole family ghost walk well worth the visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect a museum in the "static" sense, as it's not. The presenter (yes, there is one) will take you in a tour where he will incarnate several characters. You will learn a lot, but not without some chuckles and smiles.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andre A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from Edinburgh we've done a few likewise tours but so glad we added Stirling Old Town Jail to our list . Fabulous tour guide who played the part(s) very convincingly . Would highly recommend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Allan R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour, this is definitely worth a visit. We had the last tour of the day on a cold dark December day and it was very atmospheric. The tour guides were extremely welcoming and knowledgable not just about the jail but about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ang-Jamie W
OpenPassScotland, Manager at The Old Town Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate your kind feedback and it's great to hear that you managed to visit during our first festive weekend opening. We will be open again next Easter and during the summer holidays and hope that you will visit again. Many thanks, Geoff

Reviewed 10 December 2018

To get to the FREE PARKING SPACES. Drive into the Jail grounds & drive past the entrance staying to your left hand side of the building, once over the slight hump back of the road that leads down to a car park were you can...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank simon m
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

The live tour was epic. The actor/your guide was awesome. Stayed in character and created an interactive theater experience while teaching us about the jail. Amazing view from the top. Make sure you do this in Stirling.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank larena703
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Credit to our enthusiastic guide and the characters she played, which kept us entertained if not a little on edge not knowing what to expect.I just felt that there was so much more of the building to see but most of it seemed to be...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank brianm453
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We had a chance to visit just before the jail closed for the season. We had an absolutely brilliant time, everyone was so friendly and the acting was fantastic! This was the highlight of our trip to Stirling and we would highly recommend a visit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NeilC286
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Found it a bit boring to be honest, not much to see. Was expecting more from the tour, performance was ok but after reading previous reviews was expecting more.More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Geoff M, Manager at The Old Town Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

we are really sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit, we normally get such great feedback and accept that we can't please everyone all the time. We appreciate the feedback and hope that you give the Jail a second chance when we open...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

My family and I had a great time. Location is unique and the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and very passionate about their roles. Location easy to find and there is parking right at the doorstep. Definitely recommend to others. My children are aged 9 &...More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Geoff M, Manager at The Old Town Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Thank you for the super review, it's lovely to hear that you all had a great time and would definitely recommend the Old Town Jail to others. Your kind words are very much appreciated.

Reviewed 24 October 2018

Kept my kids & parents entertained during October school break. Tour guides keot you moving & added entertainment. Allow an hour for the tour. Free then to go visit the castle & rest of the old town if you have time. Well worth it.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Geoff M, Manager at The Old Town Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Glad you all had an entertaining trip to the Stirling Old Town Jail, we really appreciate the terrific review and hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Stirling.

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21 August 2018|
Response from Alan R | Reviewed this property |
9th September but worth calling and booking your place.
20 March 2018|
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Response from Geoff M | Property representative |
The Old Town Jail is open over Easter weekend (30 March - 2 April) but then will be closed until the end of June. You can still explore outside the building and take photos when the attraction is closed. Many thanks, Geoff
1 February 2018|
Response from Geoff M | Property representative |
Hi Natalie - the Jail is open from the beginning of July. We are running some preview tours the week before so keep an eye on our online availability just in case. Geoff