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Over 28 of our staffed sites have now reopened and we are delighted to welcome you back. Booking in advance is recommended to guarantee entry. Find out more and book now

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Prices and opening times

Admission

We have introduced limits on visitor numbers to help keep everyone safe.

Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.

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Due to phased reopening some areas of the castle will be closed and we have reduced the admission price to reflect this.

Category Reduced admission price Normal admission price
Adult (16-64yrs) £14.00 £16.00
Concession (65yrs+ and unemployed) £11.20 £12.80
Child (5-15yrs) £8.40 £9.60
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £28.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £40.00
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £48.00

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.

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. Not a Member? Join now to start enjoying the benefits.
  • 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 the castle in 2021. 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.

Opening times

1 April to 30 September:
Daily, 9.30am to 6pm

1 October to 31 March:
Daily, 9.30am to 5pm

The Regimental Museum closes 45 minutes before the castle.

Unicorn Café opening hours

1 April to 31 March:
10am to 3pm (takeaway only between 10am and 11am)

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Closed

25 and 26 December
1 January

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

1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 6pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 9.30am to 5pm

Please make an online booking to guarantee entry.

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