Stirling Castle

Castle Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1EJ

01786 450 000

Prices & times


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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. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult) £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

Concession price: you must show proof that you’re aged 65+ or unemployed. This does not apply to students.

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

Please note that the castle will open at the later time of 11am on Tuesday 27 February.

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.

See our café and shop opening times.


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

Book your tickets online in advance for the best price and to guarantee entry.

Please note the castle will open at the later time of 11am on Tues 27 Feb.

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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