Stirling Castle

Castle Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1EJ

01786 450 000

Prices and opening times


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

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Ticket categories Online price Walk-up price
Adult (16-64yrs) £17.50 £19.50
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £14.00 £15.60
Child (7-15yrs) £10.50 £11.70
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £34.50 £38.50
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £50.50 £56.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £60.00 £66.50

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Concession price: this applies if you can show proof that you’re aged 65+ or unemployed. Please note this does not apply to students.

Admission prices are subject to change.

Free and discounted admission

  • Historic Scotland members get free entry to our sites, but please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid membership on arrival. 
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  • English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members get half price entry in your first year and free entry for renewal and life members. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.
  • Carers who accompany visitors with disabilities receive free entry. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction.
  • Have a Young Scot card? Pay just £1 to visit this site. Please make an online booking to guarantee entry. You must show your valid Young Scot card on arrival (children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
  • Current members of the British Armed Forces receive free entry to Stirling Castle (as well as Edinburgh Castle and Fort George). Please make an online booking using HM Forces from the list of ticket types. You will need to bring a valid MOD 90 card when you arrive at site. Please note free entry only applies to the serving member.
  • Enjoy 25% off entry when you arrive car-free by train, bus, or bike. 25% off the standard Adult, Child, or Concession admission price when you book online with code GOOD25 and show your bus/train ticket or bike on arrival.

Opening times

Dates Opens Last entry Closes
1 April to 30 September 9.30am 5pm 6pm
1 October to 31 March 9.30am 4pm 5pm

Closing times for independent museums vary. The Regimental Museum closes 45 minutes before the castle. 

24 December - the castle closes at the earlier time of 4pm (last entry 3pm).

1 January - the castle opens at the later time of 11am.

Unicorn Café opening times

1 April to 30 September:
9.30am to 5.30pm, takeaway only from 5pm

1 October to 31 March:
9.30am to 4.30pm, takeaway only from 4pm

View our sample menu (subject to change) [PDF, 70.2KB]

Find out more about the local products we use [PDF, 145KB]

Our café is officially great for families! It has achieved the @kidsinmuseums #FamilyCafeStandard, developed with @benugo. This rates museum cafés on their facilities, website, choice, sustainability, cost & more.


25 and 26 December

Unexpected closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close at short notice.

Before you travel, you can view current unexpected closures.

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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