Stirling Castle

Castle Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1EJ

01786 450 000

Getting here

Stirling Castle
Castle Wynd

National Grid reference: NS 789 940

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Travel the green way

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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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.


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


Whilst both Stirling Bus and Train Stations are within walking distance of the castle, it is situated up a steep hill.

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.  

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. 

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Opening times

We recommend booking your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee 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


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