Stirling Castle

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Stirling Castle
Castle Wynd

National Grid reference: NS 789 940

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Help us cut carbon and traffic and preserve this historic site for future generations. Find out how to get here by train, bus, bike and foot

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There are bicycle racks by the car park booth on the esplanade.

Bus & Rail 

Stirling bus station and train station are within walking distance of the castle, though it's uphill all the way. 

The Stirling Sightseer bus stops just outside the castle on the esplanade. It provides an all-day, hop-on hop-off service to visitor attractions across Stirling including the castle, the National Wallace Monument and the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre.


There are a limited number of disabled spaces which are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Due to high demand for parking, you may wish to use city centre parking or the Castleview Park and Ride Service (get off at the Old Town Jail, which is a 5 minute walk from the castle entrance). The park and ride is situated off junction 10 of the M9. For in-car satellite navigation systems, enter the postcode FK9 4TW as your destination point. Please note the service is not available on a Sunday.

Costs (payable on arrival when a space is available):

  • Car parking, maximum four hours. Cars £4.00. (Historic Scotland Members £2.00)

We are unable to accommodate cars with trailers, caravans or mobile homes. There are no time or height restrictions at the nearby Castleview Park and Ride Service, but if you plan to park a larger vehicle, please check with the parking attendant on the most suitable location to park.

There are 12 bays for coaches available for use whilst the passengers are visiting Stirling Castle. Alternative coach parking is at Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 1QZ (15 bays).

Electric vehicle charging points

There are no electric vehicle charging points located on the esplanade. The nearest charging points are located at Castleview Park and Ride. 

Journey planners

Search for National Cycle Network routes on the Sustrans website. 

Plan your journey by public transport using Traveline Scotland.

Find out more about the Days Out Offer from National Rail.

free walking map is available using the Explore Stirling Mobile App - Your Stirling that includes an interactive walking route from the railway station to Stirling Castle, with narration by local Murray Cook.

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Opening times

Book tickets online in advance for the best price and guaranteed entry.

1 Apr to 30 Sept
9.30am to 6pm (last entry 5pm)

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
9.30am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

The words 'Stirling Castle' beside the Stirling Castle logo which features a unicorn inside a crest outline with a castle at the top


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