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The Old Town Jail

St. John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA, Scotland
+44 1786 464640
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Live performance tours run every 30 minutes daily from July-mid September and there's also a chance for new inmates to explore the cells and take in Stirling's best views from the roof top observation tower.
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St. John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good to see the original building saved, and now utilised as a tourist attraction again. We visited on a preview day in late June and were treated to the full performance. There is clearly a lot of passion by all involved, which is fully justified...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our tour guide Emma, had quite the enthusiasm and amazing acting skills! It was definitely money well spent. I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone looking for something to do in Stirling or to go somewhere for the day. The views from the roof...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Myself and my daughter paid a visit today which we were really looking forward to. Cant fault it from the prices being very reasonable, enrhusiastic and interesting tour guides, the building itself was interesting and steeped in history , and the views from the top...More

Thank Kerry S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The best attraction in Stirling for the price - £4.50 for student entry. The guide is extremely welcoming and enthusiastic, with his energy and passion for the jail’s history thrown into the tour. He takes on the character of important people in the jail’s past,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately, when we were there the jail was closed but went up to the building for a look when the Curator came out in uniform and said that if we waited five minutes he would show us around the ground floor. Sure enough five minutes...More

Thank Alan R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited the Stirling Old Town Jail with my six year old twins earlier this week. The kids are easily bored but this interactive and interesting tour captured their imagination and held their attention the whole way through! Would definitely recommend for adults and young...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not having visited the jail for a few years.Myself husband and son very much enjoyed our return visit .We found the staff helpful, knowledgeable and the costumes a nice touch .Entrance fee reasonable

Thank Cindy H
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Coming from New York, I have never been to the UK before, much less the beautiful and quiet city of Stirling. My girlfriend and I happened upon the Old Town Jail, and decided we had some spare time to check it out. At only 6.50...More

Thank Jake G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After having lived in Stirling for several years we finally visited the old jail and it was amazing. The tour guide was excellent, his enthusiasm was infectious and the tour was very entertaining and informative. I would thoroughly recommend this to anyone considering taking a...More

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Geoff M, Manager at The Old Town Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We so glad you finally visited the Jail and it sounds like it was worth the wait! I'm so pleased you found your tour of the Old Town Jail to be both entertaining and informative. Your wonderful review is greatly appreciated. Geoff

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyable tour and cracking guide (David) gave us all the info we needed on the subject. Friendly and informative so would recommend to anyone visiting Stirling.

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Geoff M, Manager at The Old Town Jail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

David will be so pleased to see your review! I'm so glad you had a cracking time and would recommend the Jail to anyone visiting Stirling.Thank you for the terrific review. Geoff

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Heirhunter
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
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Natalie R
1 February 2018|
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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
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KeriW33
27 October 2017|
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Response from Geoff M | Property representative |
Hi Keri - it would be great if the jail could be open all year but there just aren't enough visitors over the winter. The Jail has just been open again for a couple of years and as it's profile grows I'm sure the season will... More
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