Stirling Castle

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Prices & times

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Admission prices

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

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  • Free entry to our sites for Historic Scotland members. You must show your valid membership on arrival. 
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  • Half price entry in your first year for English Heritage, Manx and Cadw members and free entry for renewal and life members.
  • Free entry for carers who accompany visitors with disabilities. Tickets are limited to two carers per transaction.
  • £1 entry with valid Young Scot Card shown on arrival
  • Free entry for current members of the British Armed Forces. Book online using the HM Forces ticket type. You will need to show a valid MOD 90 card on arrival. Free entry only applies to the serving member.
  • 25% off the standard Adult, Child, or Concession admission price when you book online and arrive car-free by train, bus or bike. Book 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
24 December 9.30am 3pm 4pm
1 January 11am 4pm 5pm

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

Café and Shop Opening Times


25 and 26 December

Check for closures

Adverse weather or other reasons beyond our control may cause a site to close. We advise checking ahead if the forecast is poor or you are making a long journey. Current unexpected and short term closures

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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